The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United dramatically transformed the landscape of campaign finance and has sparked an impassioned national debate over money and elections. A rising tide of campaign spending, the emergence of Super PACs and the growth of undisclosed funding is viewed by some observers as affirming the American tradition of rough and tumble speech and the free market of ideas. Others see looming corruption and a threat to the integrity of our political process.
Join the 2013 University Symposia Series on April 25 at 7 p.m. for an examination of the critical issues that have emerged from the sweeping changes wrought by Citizens United.
Sponsored by the Federal Bench/Bar Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University, the event will take place at Johnson & Wales’ Yena Center Admissions Presentation Room, located at 111 Dorrance Street. Speakers include Colby College Professor of Government Anthony Corrado and Paul Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C.