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Book Club - Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (New Date)

Event Details

Date/Time:
Tue, June 02, 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Venue:
Ettore's Bakery and Cafe
Location:
2376 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento CA 95825
Map address
Registration Period:
02/10/2020-06/02/2020
Price:
Pay for your own food and drinks.
Contact:
Barbara Lemus, '76
916-508-2048

At the talk on Constitutional Law last fall, we were encouraged to read key U.S. Supreme Court decisions to further our understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the arguments for and against the decisions. Being an election year, the book club opted to read Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), a landmark decision concerning campaign finance that remains highly controversial. 

The Court held that the free speech clause of the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting independent expenditures for political communications by corporations, including nonprofit corporations, labor unions, and other associations. Click on the link below for a PDF of the majority opinion, by Justice Kennedy (a Sacramento native son), and additional opinions filed by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Stevens, and Thomas. 

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-205.pdf 

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Book Club - Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (New Date)
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