Campaign Finance: Balancing Political Inequality with Free Speech, with Rick Hasen

Date & Time: 10/08/2015 4:00 pm - 10/08/2015 5:15 pm

Please join the Democracy Studies program for a lecture on Campaign Finance: Balancing Political Inequality with Free Speech, with Rick Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Irvine School of Law, in which Professor Hasen will discuss his new book, Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections, due out from Yale University Press in January 2016. Writing about one of today‚Äôs most divisive political issues, Hasen argues for a new focus and way forward on the issue of campaign financing: if the government is to ensure robust political debate, the Supreme Court should allow limits on money in politics to prevent those with great economic power from distorting the political process. Hasen argues that both left and right avoid the key issue of the new Citizens United era: balancing political inequality with free speech. Richard Hasen writes the often-quoted Election Law Blog, was the founding co-editor of the quarterly peer-reviewed publication, Election Law Journal, and is a prolific author on election law issues.

Event will be held in:
Saxbe Auditorium
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

2015-10-09

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