Video: Intelligence Squared debate on campaign finance

Is independent political speech the linchpin of our democracy or its Achilles’ heel?  Watch video of this Intelligence Squared debate, from Thursday night at the National Constitution Center.

iq2debateThe motion being debated is, “Individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech.

For the motion are Floyd Abrams, First Amendment authority & Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and Nadine Strossen, former President, ACLU & Professor, New York Law School.

Against the motion are Burt Neuborne, Professor, NYU Law & Founding Legal Director, Brennan Center for Justice, and Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor, Fordham Law & former National Director, Sunlight Foundation.

Watch the debate below or on YouTube.