Can Campaign Finance Be Reformed?
Monday, May 6, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Join experts as they discuss campaign finance in recent years as well as new legal and political developments regarding the issue. Discussants will address such topics as the recent Citizens United case, corporate contributions to campaigns, FEC investigations, and the future of campaign finance.
9:00 a.m. Discussant: Professor Ray La Raja on the 2012 Election Cycle
9:30 a.m. Identifying Issues Arising from 2012 Elections
— Robert Bauer, Trevor Potter, John Samples, Bradley A Smith ; Sidney M. Milkis, Moderator
11:15 a.m. Independent Expenditures: What Should the Standard be for Qualifying as "Independent"?
— Allison Hayward and Tara Malloy; Sidney M. Milkis, Moderator
12:15 p.m. Lunch, provided
— John Jeffries, Speaker
1:15 p.m. Disclosure—What Should Be Disclosed, When, By Whom?
— Michael Gilbert and Deborah Hellman; Elliot Berke, Moderator
2:30 p.m. Funding of Federal Elections
— Spencer Overton and John Samples; John Fortier, Moderator
4:00 p.m. Summation and Q&A
— Fred Hitz, Moderator and Discussant
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
All program activities will take place in the Grand Salon at the Visitor Center, James Madison's Montpelier.
When & Where
Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at Montpelier
The Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the study and teaching of founding principles and constitutional ideals to promote an understanding of the rights and responsibilities our democracy protects and requires. To date the Center has served teachers from all 50 states, judges, state legislators, police officers, members of the media, and dignitaries from more than 60 countries. The Center for the Constitution is located on the grounds of Montpelier, James and Dolley Madison's restored home in Orange, Va.