Citizens United v. FEC: Political Blockbuster?
NCSL 2010 Legislative Summit: Tuesday, July 27
Nola Werren, State and Federal Communications Inc., Ohio
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, Maryland
Kenneth Gross, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, Washington, D.C.
Jason Torchinsky, Holtzman Vogel PLLC, Virginia
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that it is unconstitutional to bar corporations and unions from spending on advertisements for and against candidates. The decision sent shock waves through the 24 states with similar laws. Examine what the ruling means to states, how it might affect this year's campaigns, and how states and Congress have responded.