Session Four, Transform Politics: Reform Campaign Finance

Foreign money and corporate money in American politics have long threatened American democracy, but in recent years, the threat has become overwhelming. Citizens United, the Supreme Court case that redefined corruption, has had a massive impact on our politics in just 7 years. Is Donald Trump taking foreign money in direct violation of the Constitution? We examine the history and future of foreign and corporate money in politics.

The session for this event took place November 20, 2017 in the Chase Center at Vermont Law School.

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About the speaker

Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout, who is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University, specializies in laws governing political behavior. Her past roles have included Visit Assistant Professor of Law at Duke University, National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, and Lecturer at University of Vermont.

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