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Democracy and American Campaign Finance: A Discussion of McCutcheon v. F.E.C.

November 5, 2013, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
UNC School of Law, Classroom 4085

On November 5, at noon, the UNC Poverty Center and the Carolina Law chapters of the American Constitution Society and the American Civil Liberties Union will host a discussion on the United States Supreme Court’s upcoming case, McCutcheon v. FEC. McCutcheon, exploring whether the aggregate limit on contributions to federal candidates and parties is constitutional, may be the Court’s most significant campaign reform decision since Citizens United. Two of the nation’s leading experts on election law and the first amendment will speak:

Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, Duke University

Guy-Uriel Charles is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. He joined Duke Law's faculty in 2009; he previously was the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.

William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina

William (Bill) Marshall is currently the Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina. Marshall was Deputy White House Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States during the Clinton Administration. He has also served as the Solicitor General of the State of Ohio. Marshall has published extensively on freedom of speech, freedom of religion, federal courts, presidential power, federalism, and judicial selection matters. He teaches civil procedure, constitutional law, election law, first amendment, federal courts, freedom of religion, the law of the presidency, and media law.

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