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PACs, Super PACs and Quacks: The Aftermath of Citizens United and the Myths It Spawned

Synopsis

The political arena is always a slippery slope when it comes to campaigns and the rules that govern them. In the wake of the Citizens United decision, there has been much discussion on what effect this decision will have on upcoming political races, as well as many myths that reared their heads. The presenter gives an in-depth look into the Citizens United case, debunking the myths that were spawned, and covers many other topics that relate to the political campaign arena as well.

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Outline

I. Introductions
    A. Speaker
II. Citizens United: Love It or Hate It?
    A. Political Law Climate
    B. The Workings of Political Law
    C. Important Terms
    D. The Ins and Outs of Citizens United
    E. Myths About Campaign Contributions
    F. Issues Around New Laws
    G. Money Is Speech and Speech Is Money
    H. Does Money Sway the Vote?
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Frederick K. Lowell

Frederick Lowell joined Pillsbury in 1975 and is leader of the law firm's Political Law practice. The firm's political law team represents corporations, associations, campaigns and officeholders, providing counsel on all aspects of state, local and federal political law regulation. Subject areas include campaign finance, lobbying and conflict of interest laws as well as legislation, ballot initiatives, reapportionment and enforcement litigation.

Mr. Lowell is the author of the CEB course book, The Regulation of Politics in California, has authored numerous articles and lectures on political law regulation, and has debated campaign reform issues on radio and television. He is also a past president of the California Political Attorneys Association.

Mr. Lowell has long been active in Republican politics and has acted as counsel to Republican officeholders. He is a past Vice Chair of the California Republican State Party’s Rules Committee, is a Past Chair of The Lincoln Club of Northern California, and was a California delegate to the 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 National Republican Conventions. He served as volunteer California counsel to the Bush-Cheney 2000 and 2004 campaigns. Recent political law clients include Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's political committees and the 2010 Steve Poizner for Governor campaign.

Mr. Lowell is a member of the California and Virginia State Bars, the San Francisco Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Lowell received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1975, and his B.A. from Columbia University in 1971.

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Course Code : 775598

Release Date : 08/14/2015


Recorded Date : 1/22/2015
Length : 27min


Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible


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