Heather Gerken

July 9, 2011

KSFR, 101.11 FM, Santa Fe, NM

Heather Gerken, Skelley Wright professor of constitutional law at Yale University, and who has appeared on PBS, testified to congress, written numerous articles, etc., here discusses campaign finance reform and the recent Supreme Court decision that strikes down an Arizona law that attempted to level the playing field in elections by public financing for candidates. She helps us understand the internal workings of doctrines of campaign contributions and independent expenditures and then leads on to Citizen’s United and a discussion of the Roberts Court’s unwillingness to regulate money in politics.

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