Citizens United at Age One
Set one year after the Supreme Court's controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which affirmed the right of corporations to run independent political advertisements, the 2010-2011 Journal of Law & Politics Symposium explored the Court's ruling in light of the consequences that one year had already brought to light.
Donald McGahn, commissioner and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, delivered the keynote address. Panelists included Joseph Birkenstock, former chief counsel of the Democratic National committee; Trevor Potter, former general counsel to the John McCain 2008 presidential campaign; Marc Elias, former general counsel to the John Kerry presidential campaign; Michael Toner, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission; Adav Noti, FEC lead attorney for Citizens United; and Lee Goodman, general counsel to the Republican Party of Virginia.
For more information about this event, see the University of Virginia School of Law.