Panel discussion to be held Wednesday, “Free Speech or For Sale? The Supreme Court Decision on Campaign Finance Law” co-presented with Common Cause RI.
In January of 2010 the US Supreme Court overturned decades of judicial precedent and over a century of campaign finance law in the case Citizens United v. FEC. Join us for a lively discussion of the decision and its implications for campaign finance in both the federal and state arenas. Speakers include John Marion, Executive Director, Common Cause RI; Angel Taveras, leading RI election law expert; Diana Hassel, Associate Professor and constitutional law expert at Roger Williams University School of Law; and Robert Flanders, former justice, RI Supreme Court.
Free and open to the public at the Athenaeum.
Wednesday, 5:30pm reception, 6pm program starts, 251 Benefit Street, 421.6970