The Journal of Law and Public Policy will hold its spring symposium, “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission” on Friday, March 30, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
The symposium, which will begin at 9 a.m., will feature academics and legal professionals exploring the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, including the history and consequences of the decision. In “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,” the Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting political expenditures by corporations and unions.
As the 2012 election approaches, the importance of Citizens United will become more apparent. The speakers will discuss how the Supreme Court’s decision has impacted understanding of the First Amendment, corporate law, election law and elections in general. Regardless of whether you agree with the court’s decision, this symposium will challenge all viewpoints as various perspectives are examined.
Symposium event pages can be viewed on Facebook and the UST Law website. The symposium is free and open to the public. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; write “JLPP symposium” in the subject line. Included is a free lasagna lunch for those who RSVP.
Five hours of CLE standard credit have been approved.