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    Law professors discuss Citizens United Supreme Court ruling

    By Mason Jones
    Published: Feb. 15, 2010

    Law Professors Scot Powe and Steve Bickerstaff discuss the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision and its impact on the influence of money in politics.

    Powe is the Anne Green Regents Chair in Law and was a principal commentator for the 2007 four-part PBS series “The Supreme Court.” Powe recently published “The Supreme Court and the American Elite,” which provides a revealing look at the history of the court and the close ties between its decisions and the nation’s politics.

    Bickerstaff is an adjunct professor in the School of Law. Bickerstaff has written extensively on the politics of redistricting and recently wrote an opinion piece for Know titled “The real effects of corporate spending in elections.”

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      UTLaw Magazine | Video: Professors Scot Powe and Steve Bickerstaff discuss Citizens United, on UT’s Know online magazine said on June 10, 2010 at 2:24 p.m.
      [...] Law School Professor Scot Powe and Steve Bickerstaff discuss the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision and its impact on the influence of money in politics in this video from UT’s Know online magazine. [...]
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      Susan J. Wathier, CFP said on Feb. 18, 2010 at 4:39 p.m.
      I don't understand why I or anyone else would ever again give money to a particular candidate or the national committee of a party, when a corporation or group of corporations can drown out my voice and vote with their money. Since the majority of corporations prefer republican politicians, I don't expect to see a lot of democrats elected in the near to distant future unless they are bought and paid for by corporate money.
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