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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.
The McCutcheon case, also called Citizens United 2 by supporters and detractors, is now history and people can make an unlimited number of federal campaign donations in a two-year period. So is that a good thing or a bad thing? Here’s reaction to this historic Supreme Court decision.
Chief Justice John Roberts and four other justices have ruled in the McCutcheon campaign financing case, with the majority striking down general limits on how much money can be spent on political campaigns over a two-year period.