This memo summarizes the governmental interests that justify public financing programs in the aftermath of Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett, which overturned the "trigger fund" provisions of Arizona's public financing program.
Congressional opponents may try to repeal the presidential public financing system. The Brennan Center for Justice, along with numerous other groups, wrote a letter to Senator Dick Durbin urging him to block any repeal effort.
Top Constitutional scholars launch a new jurisprudence to curb the rise of unfettered money in politics post-Citizens United. What is next for the First Amendment? And how can we advance a vision of the Constitution as a charter for a vibrant, participatory democracy?