Political Speech and the First Amendment
One of the core principles of the First Amendment is the right to engage in political speech. The United States Supreme Court has long protected that right, striking down a number of campaign finance restrictions. Recent court decisions have also struck down several portions of Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws prompting a call from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for state lawmakers to update the statutes.
Join us next Wednesday, August 26th, as the Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky discusses recent case developments in campaign finance law and calls for legislative reform.
Hans von Spakovsky is the manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative. He studies and writes on elections issues such as campaign finance restrictions along with voter fraud and voter ID issues. He is the co-author of the book “Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk.” Before joining Heritage, von Spakovsky was responsible for enforcing campaign finance laws as a member of the Federal Election Commission.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Available at 12:00 p.m.
Program Begins at 12:30 p.m.
5 East Wilson Street
$15 Federalist Society Member
$20 Non-Federalist Society Member
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