Policy Forum

The Campaign Finance Decision What Does It Mean and Where Do We Go from Here?

Date and Time
May 12, 2003 12 - 1:30 PM EDT
Location
1st floor/Wintergarden

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Only days ago the special three‐​judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia handed down its long‐​awaited opinion in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act case, argued in December 2002.

The startling 1,600 page document — the product of a divided court and three separate opinions — sent journalists, lawyers, and the parties scrambling to study the decision and divine its holdings and its consequences. Join us as four attorneys prominent in the litigation analyze the opinion and look ahead to Supreme Court review.

Featuring Kenneth W. Starr, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, and counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell; Jan W. Baran, Partner, Wiley, Rein & Fielding, and counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell; Randolph D. Moss, Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and counsel to congressional sponsors of the legislation, as defendant intervenors; and Trevor Potter, Partner, Caplin & Drysdale, and counsel to congressional sponsors of the legislation, as defendant intervenors.