Experts Discuss Supreme Court: Activists Take a Look at the Possibilities For Reform and Dangers Lurking
Go the link, where you can listen to a very interesting, discussion with some of the most well informed democracy activists in America about the latest news at the Supreme Court concerning Citizens United. In the next week, the Supreme Court will be making a decision on the case of Montana’s political corruption that will reveal what the court intends to do next. The interview is conducted by Warren Olney on his national program ‘To the Point’ that is co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International:
In the Citizens United case, the US Supreme Court took the limits off political contributions by wealthy people and corporations in the interests of free speech. The State of Montana calls that an invitation to government corruption. Will the high court take another look? We hear from the Governor of Montana and others. Also, is Assad losing control in Syria? On Reporter’s Notebook, massive debris from Japan’s tsunami ends up in Oregon.
I originally found the discussion at Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog where there was a bit more information on the participants and the circumstances:
The US Supreme Court has ordered Montana to abolish historic limits on campaign contributions to comply with its 2010 Citizens United decision. Montana says, “No,” insisting that money is already corrupting state politics for the first time in 100 years. Reformers claim Citizens United created this year’s Super PAC’s and billion-dollar campaigns funded by corporations and wealthy people. Will the Supreme Court take another look, or are “reformers” trying to impose limits on free speech they just don’t like.
Experts Discuss Supreme Court:
- Brian Schweitzer: State of Montana, @brianschweitzer
- Rick Hasen: University of California, Irvine, @rickhasen
- Dave Levinthal: Politico, @davelevinthal
- Eugene Volokh: University of California, Los Angeles, @VolokhC
Host: Warren Olney
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