Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Now?

Capitol Hill Briefing
February 2, 2010 12:00PM
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute, and Author, The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor in Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; and Allison Hayward, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission sets the stage for a new era in campaign finance regulation. What will this new era bring? Some members of Congress want tax-financed elections, as the Fair Elections Now Act would do. Others argue that changes in laws covering corporate governance are needed to restrain campaign financing by businesses. Still others want to expand presidential public funding in the run-up to 2012. What should Congress do? What outcomes are likely given the politics and law of campaign finance regulation? Please join us to discuss the future of federal election regulation.

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