Wednesday, April 28, 2010

May 10 - Citizens United and the Future of Campaign Finance Law

On Monday, May 10, 2010 at 5:30 PM, the Philadelphia Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society and the Philadelphia Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society are proud to jointly present a debate on:

Citizens United and the Future of Campaign Finance Law


Hans von Spakovsky
Senior Legal Fellow/Manager, Civil Justice Reform Initiative, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Doug Kendall
Founder and President, Constitutional Accountability Center

*NEW* Location: *NEW*
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
One Logan Square
18th & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Hans von Spakovsky is responsible for the Heritage Foundation's initiative studying the legal aspects of elections such as campaign finance, voter fraud, voter identification laws, registration and equipment issues — important topics in an era of razor-thin victory margins for national candidates. Before joining Heritage in 2008, von Spakovsky served for two years as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, which is responsible for enforcing federal campaign finance laws for all congressional and presidential elections, including the public funding program.

Doug Kendall will discuss Citizens United and the Constitutional Accountability Center's (CAC) ongoing work on the key issue addressed in that opinion: namely, whether corporations have the same rights as individuals, particularly when it comes to influencing electoral politics. CAC recently published an historical and legal account of that question, entitled A Capitalist Joker: The Strange Origins, Disturbing Past and Uncertain Future of Corporate Personhood in American Law.

Preregistration is required for security purposes.  The deadline for preregistration has been extended; please RSVP as soon as possible.  Check in and reception begins 5:00 p.m.

This program is approved in Pennsylvania for one (1) hour of substantive CLE credit.  Continuing Legal Education credit is available for $15.00 for non-members, $5.00 for Federalist Society members.  If no CLE credit is requested, admission is $5.00.

For more information or to preregister, call Kristy Crouthamel at (215) 569-5500, or e-mail .

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