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Humphrey Institute Event to Examine Impact of Citizens United

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On Tuesday afternoon, the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs will host an event analyzing the impact of the recent Citizens United case, in which the Supreme Court overturned by a 5-4 margin earlier this year the prohibition of corporations and unions from spending money to support (or criticize) political candidates, such as through television advertising.

"Post Citizens United: What Corporate Contributions Mean for Our Political System," will include panelists from Common Cause Minnesota, Alliance for a Better Minnesota, and the executive director of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

The event will be held:

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
12-1:15 p.m.
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute
301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis

From the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance's press release:

"Businesses, unions, and political activists are taking advantage of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to plow large amounts of cash into campaign ads. How has the Supreme Court's Citizens United case changed the landscape of political fundraising and advertising in Minnesota in 2010? Has one candidate been particularly helped by Citizens United?

Please join us for a lively conversation about the new political system introduced by Citizens United. The panelists include Denis Cardinal from Alliance for a Better Minnesota, Ben Golnik from Golnik Strategies, Gary Goldsmith, executive director of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, and Mike Dean, director of Common Cause Minnesota. The event will be moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs."

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