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In a brief follow-up to last week’s historic McCutcheon campaign financing decision, the Supreme Court denied a case on Monday that could have opened the doors to direct cash contributions to candidates from corporations.
In this commentary, Brianne Gorod from the Constitutional Accountability Center says the Supreme Court’s conservative justices were in a hurry to strike down important campaign finance laws.
National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen looks at the arguments made by two powerful voices about the First Amendment, its role in campaign financing, and the constitutional requirement to make government more responsive to all of the people.
Lyle Denniston looks at how the First Amendment remains a high – and perhaps rising – barrier to close regulation of campaign dollars.
The Supreme Court has changed the landscape of campaign finance again in its biggest ruling on the subject since the 2010 Citizens United case. Noted experts Floyd Abrams and Lawrence Lessig join our Jeffrey Rosen to sort out what this means for the First Amendment and elections in America.