6 2014

TJC - 55 Plus Lecture Series

10:00AM - 10:30AM  

The Jewish Center 435 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ


The most vilified and celebrated judicial decision in the financing of our elections is the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. The holding allows corporations and unions to raise and spend unlimited amounts to express their political views (typically by means of television ads) as long as they do so independently of any candidate or party. Does this opinion invite corruption of our democracy, or is it a positive expansion of political Free Speech? We hope to explore the values that support both views and our best guesses of where campaign finance law may be evolving in federal and New Jersey elections