ACS held a panel discussion on the state of campaign finance on January 16, 2020. Titled “Revisiting Campaign Finance Regulation 10 Years After Citizens United,” the event featured Jason Abel, Lee Goodman, Chisun Lee, and Ciara Torres-Spelliscy and was moderated by Michael Tomasky.
A decade after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, super PACS and independent expenditures now dominate the political landscape. The FEC, tasked with monitoring these expenditures and enforcing campaign finance laws, lacks a quorum. What is the current state of play and what changes can and/or should be made to the way our elections are regulated?