Campaign Finance: Is Reform Needed?

Date: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
MacMillan 117
Speakers: 
Lawrence Lessig and Eugene Volokh

Since Citizens United v. FEC, elections in the United States have changed dramatically. The 2012 Election cycle was the most expensive inhistory, and with the recent ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, that trend looks to continue. Many have called for changes in campaign finance law, but barring a major reversal by the Supreme Court, the only recourse for opponents of unrestricted spending would be a constitutional amendment. Is it time for an amendment to limit money in politics, or is the ability to spend money on elections a fundamental component of the right to free speech?