Lessig: Campaign Donations by the Rich are “Legal Corruption”

March 1 (Bloomberg Law) — Lawrence Lessig, professor at Harvard Law School and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, talks with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia about his new ebook entitled “One Way Forward’, in which he proposes several fundamental reforms to the campaign finance laws. Lessig contends that all American citizens should participate in campaign finance and that systemic reforms should be instituted through an Article V Convention to amend the US Constitution. Lessig feels that the US Supreme Court will eventually overturn its decision in the Citizens United case.

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    2 Responses to “Lessig: Campaign Donations by the Rich are “Legal Corruption””

    1. rhettschannel1 Says:

      Interesting theory on economics. Don’t know if I trust the people as a whole to institute reform. However, I do agree with the opinion on Citizens United. It was an inconsistent judicial decision and clearly erroneous. Also I like the tie that the host is wearing. Its a little busy, but still professional looking.

    2. sklanger Says:

      @rhettschannel1 How was it clearly erroneous?