[PAST EVENT] Election Law Society Symposium: McCutcheon and the Politics of Giving - A Fundamental Change?

Thursday, February 27th 2014
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Law School, Room 124
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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In the complex arena that is U.S. campaign finance law, this Symposium will explore the practical impact of current trends in political giving jurisprudence and practices.
Full Description
As the Supreme Court considers the legality of aggregate political contribution limits in McCutcheon v. FEC, the prospect of individuals being able to contribute the maximum individual limit to as many candidates and party committees as they choose-totaling up to several million dollars per election-may
be a reality as soon in the 2014 midterm elections. Such a decision would have a significant effect on the
competitive landscape for both federal and state-level races, and on other restrictions in current federal
election law.

Participants at the 8th Annual William & Mary Election Law Symposium will investigate:

(1) How the Supreme Court's campaign finance jurisprudence has changed under the Roberts Court and where a decision in favor of the plaintiffs in McCutcheon would likely lead the Court in the future;

(2) The functional impact of McCutcheon on the mechanics of political giving, including likely changes in patterns of giving by U.S. corporations; and

(3) Alternative methods of funding U.S. elections, which may receive greater interest in a post-McCutcheon campaign finance world.

This symposium brings together three nationally-prominent political law practitioners who advise clients
in navigating the ever-changing campaign finance landscape and advocate for changes in national policy
concerning campaign finance:

KENNETH GROSS
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Former Associate General Counsel, Federal Election Commission

LARRY NOBLE
Campaign Finance Lawyer
Former General Counsel, Federal Election Commission

TREVOR POTTER
Member, Caplin & Drysdale
Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission
Contact
[[e|maweinberg, Meredith Weinberg]] (Co-President); [[e|hdalderfer, Henry Alderfer]] (Co-President); Professor [[rgreen, Rebecca Green]] (Faculty Advisor).
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