Free Speech For People, Represent.Us, the American Constitution Society Boston Lawyer Chapter, Common Cause Massachusetts, and the Harvard Law School Chapters of the American Constitution Society and Rootstrikers invite you to:

Ending Super PACs: Is SpeechNow Vulnerable?

WHEN: Monday, November 16, 12:00pm -1:30pm

WHERE: WCC-3019, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School 10 Everett St, Cambridge, MA


Mark Alexander, Associate Dean for Academics and Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School

Albert Alschuler, Julius Kreeger Professor, Emeritus, University of Chicago Law School

Laurence Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School

The conversation will be moderated by Renée Loth, columnist and former editorial page editor of The Boston Globe.

Argued less than a week after Citizens United v. FEC, and decided just two months later, the D.C. Circuit’s less widely-reported decision in v. FEC further extended Citizens United and opened the door to what we now call Super PACs. But some argue that SpeechNow, which the Supreme Court declined to review, is not a necessary or the best interpretation of CitizensUnited, and that the Court might be persuaded to overrule SpeechNow in a properly presented case. We’ll examine whether SpeechNow is vulnerable, how a potential challenge could be crafted, and how overruling SpeechNow could affect Super PACs and campaign financing. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

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