|Democracy and Our State Courts: Fighting Back After Citizens United|
January 13, 2015
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
- Alicia Bannon, Counsel, Fair Courts Project at the Brennan Center for Justice
- Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake
- Courtney Hight, Director, Democracy Program, Sierra Club
- Kristine Kippins, Federal Policy Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights
- Greg Moore, Senior Strategist, Democracy Initiative & Executive Director of the NAACP National Voter Fund
- Jo-Ann Wallace, President, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
- Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society
State courts touch nearly every American’s life, from rulings on marriage equality to voting laws to the environment to death penalty cases. We depend on state courts to be fair and impartial. But five years after Citizens United — the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to special interest spending, even in judicial elections — special interest groups are spending more and more each year to influence our courts.
Join advocates and experts for a thoughtful discussion about why courts matter and about why it’s more important than ever that we fight to keep courts fair and impartial.
The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served
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