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    Tom Steyer on Impeachment Efforts

    Tom Steyer, a billionaire political activist and Democratic donor, argued the legal case for impeachment of President Trump. Mr. Steyer was joined by two law professors as well as activists…

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    Campaign Finance and Free Speech

    Two legal analysts debated the merits of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizen’s United ruling that gave corporations and labor unions the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money in political campaigns.…

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    Responses to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

    Panelists spoke about the influence of corporate money in politics, the response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case Citizens United v. Federal Communications Commission, and strategies to…

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    Downing Street Minutes and Pre-War Intelligence

    Rep. John Conyers, Jr., and other Democrats hold a public meeting concerning the “Downing Street Memo” and pre-war intelligence on Iraq. Witnesses attending the meeting talked about the…

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    Voting Irregularities in Ohio

    Members and witnesses testified before an ad hoc committee on voting irregularities in the Ohio 2004 elections. Among the topics they addressed were civil rights issues, variations in…

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    Campaign Finance Oral Arguments

    During a break in oral arguments on a case involving campaign finance legislation, advocates for both sides of the argument spoke to reporters outside the Supreme Court about the case and…

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    Financing Primary Elections

    Participants talked about a recent report on the role of big money in the 2002 primary elections. The report examined which candidates raised significant amounts of money and the sources of…

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    Buckley v. Valeo Debate

    The participants, including Mr. Gora who was an attorney in the case, debated the 1976 Supreme Court decision in Buckley v. Valeo which held that campaign contributions are a form of free…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Guests discussed political action committees and proposals to require public financing of campaigns. Ellen S. Miller, Center for Responsive Politics, recently wrote that election 1994 is the “Year of…

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    PAC Spending in 1992

    John Bonifaz, from the Center for Responsive Politics, talked about the role of private money in campaigns and in determining legislative priorities at American University’s Lobbying Institute. He…

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    Congressional Reform Issues

    This forum focused on campaign finance reform and congressional mailing privileges. Several ideas were discussed to effect congressional reform. The Coalition to End Permanent Congress was…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Mr.John Bonifaz staff attorney at the center for Responsive Politics talked about the constitutional issues behind the campaign finance reform package currently before the Senate. He argued…

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