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Money, Politics, and the Constitution

By Monica Youn
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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? In the U.S. Supreme Court case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, five justices ruled that corporations and unions had a constitutional right to spend unlimited sums in elections, and in so doing overturned decades of precedent and dozens of laws. The ruling earned banner headlines, a sharp State of the Union rebuke, and public disapproval hovering near 80 percent in the polls. In the 2010 election that followed, independent spend­ing spiked, much of it done secretly. The decision ranks among the Court’s most controversial and consequential. This volume of essays, which is cosponsored with the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, is an attempt to map out the complex labyrinth that led to Citizens United, and to explore where this decision may lead. The chapters in it arose from a symposium sponsored by the Brennan Centers just nine weeks after the Citizens United decision was announced.

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About Monica Youn

Monica Youn is senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice and will be the Brennan Center’s inaugural Constitutional Fellow at NYU School of Law. Most recently, she led a team of attorneys in a high-stakes case defending Arizona’s public campaign financing law before the U.S. Supreme Court. She was previously in private practice, and also served as law clerk to Judge John T. Noonan, Jr., in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has litigated campaign finance and election law issues in state and federal courts throughout the nation, and she has testified before Congress and published scholarly articles on campaign finance issues. Her work at the Brennan Center has been recognized by the New Leaders Council, which named her one of their “40 Under 40” nationwide leaders for 2010 and awarded her the Dipaola Foundation Democracy Rejuvenation Award. Her recent collection of poetry, Ignatz, was nominated for a 2010 National Book Award.

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