On April 28th, the Brennan Center hosted a debate between NYU’s Richard Pildes and Chicago’s Geoffrey Stone. The topic: Are elections special under the First Amendment? The debate marked the release of the Center’s new book Money, Politics and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United, published by The Century Foundation Press. Below you will find video and photos from the debate.
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Irvine School of Law and author of The Conservative Assault on the Constitution, said of the book: “A brilliant collection of essays on one of the most important contemporary constitutional issues: when can and should the government be able to regulate campaign spending? … If there is to be a new jurisprudence in this area, this book is likely its foundation.”
Professors Pildes and Stone:
Q & A: