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  • Washington Journal Lawrence Lessig Discusses Legal Challenges to the Electoral College
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    Lawrence Lessig on Legal Challenges to the Electoral College

    Professor Lawrence Lessig talked about a lawsuit he joined to challenge the Electoral College system. He spoke via video link from Cambridge, Massachusetts. The program was pre-empted by a four-minute…

    981 views
  • Actress Jennifer Lawrence Interviews Official on Campaign Funds
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    Unrig the System Summit, Opening Plenary

    During the opening plenary session of Represent.us’s inaugural Unrig the System Summit, actress Jennifer Lawrence interviewed former Federal Election Commission chair Trevor Potter about…

    589 views
  • Panelists Discuss Replacement of Electoral College
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    Unrig the System Summit, National Popular Vote

    In this portion of the Represent.us inaugural Unrig the System Summit, panelists focused on presidential elections. Representatives from three groups advocating for a national popular vote…

    840 views
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    Republic, Lost

    Lawrence Lessig talked about his book, Republic, Lost: The Corruption of Equality and the Steps to End It, about campaign finance and his experiences running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.…

    788 views
  • Washington Journal Lawrence Lessig on Campaign Finance
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    Campaign Finance

    Lawrence Lessig talked about lessons learned during his brief bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election cycle. He also discussed campaign finance reform, which was…

    389 views
  • Interview with Presidential Candidate Lawrence Lessig
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    Interview with Presidential Candidate Lawrence Lessig

    Professor Lawrence Lessig, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, was interviewed as part of a C-SPAN series of conversations with candidates. He talked about his life and work and…

    1,261 views
  • 2015 New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention
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    2015 New Hampshire Democratic Party State Convention

    Candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), former Governor…

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  • Lawrence Lessig on Campaign Finance
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    Lawrence Lessig on Campaign Finance

    Professor Lawrence Lessig talked about his proposals for a “New Hampshire rebellion against corruption” and for Congress to call a convention to address the influence of money in politics. In…

    620 views
  • Discussion on Corruption
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    Panel Discussion on Corruption

    Zephyr Teachout, author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United, and Janine Wedel, author of Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt our…

    1,467 views
  • emCitizens Unitedem Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws
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    Citizens United Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision on recent elections. They also responded to questions from the…

    501 views
  • Costs of HIVAIDS Medicines
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    Costs of HIV/AIDS Medicines

    Witnesses testified on the cost of HIV/AIDS medications and monopolies created in the HIV/AIDS drugs market. The focus was particularly on Committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) bill that,…

    1,210 views
  • Jack Abramoff on Political Corruption
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    Jack Abramoff on Political Corruption

    Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff talked about government corruption. In 2006 Mr. Abramoff was convicted of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribe public officials. He is the author of Capitol Punishment: The Hard…

    1,834 views
  • QA with Lawrence Lessig
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    Q&A with Lawrence Lessig

    Lawrence Lessig talked about his latest book about the influence of money on Congress, in which he argued that large amounts of money, fueled by recent changes in campaign finance rules, can secure…

    5,810 views
  • Leaks and Freedom of the Press
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    Leaks and Freedom of the Press

    Law professors and journals debated First Amendment freedom of the press rights versus national security interests in the age of WikiLeaks. They also responded to questions from the…

    359 views
  • Ethics in Politics
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    Ethics in Politics

    Larry Lessig talked about the influence of corporate money in politics, public trust in government, and political reform movements. He also answered questions from the audience. This program was part…

    1,057 views
  • Representative Jim Cooper Remarks on Congress
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    Representative Jim Cooper Remarks on Congress

    Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN) spoke about partisan struggles and dysfunction over the course of several Congresses. Among the topics he addressed were redistricting, lobbying,…

    542 views
  • emRemix Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economyem
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    Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

    Lawrence Lessig talked about the state of copyright law in relation to electronic media. He argued that the current laws are draconian and have not been adequately updated to reflect the…

    278 views
  • Internet Access Issues
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    Internet Access Issues

    A hearing on Internet neutrality was held to consider overhauling sections of the Telecom Act of 1996. The net neutrality issue focused on common carriage responsibilities of broadband…

    201 views
  • Digital Future Copyright Issues
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    Digital Future: Copyright Issues

    Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, and author of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, published by Basic Books, talked about the…

    273 views
  • Future of the Internet
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    Future of the Internet

    Technology experts talked about Internet infrastructure and the potential impact of broadband technology on the future of the Internet. Among the issues they addressed were principles for…

    149 views
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