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Fwd: Money out of Politics Conference LIVE at UCLA is happening now!

From: dgreer
Sent on: Saturday, November 17, 2012 12:55 PM
Hey all,

The "Money out of Politics Conference" is streaming live from UCLA.
You can view the live stream here:
The full schedule can be found here: (all times are PST)

Coming up (with times changed to our timezone):

1:00pm-2:30 pm CST:  Panel #1

Consequences of Amending US Constitution:
What Happens to the Rights of Corporations, Nonprofits,
and People in Associations​

  • Moderator: Lisa Graves (Center for Media and Democracy)
  • Elizabeth Pollman (Loyola Law School)
             on understanding the main types of corporate constitutional rights (property/contract, searches/trials,

             speech), and those that pertain to the people associated with the entity
  • Barbara Rhomberg (San Francisco attorney)
             on corporate rights outside of the US Constitution (state constitutions, state corporate codes, federal 

             corporate legislation, other laws such as definition of person in 1 USC 1)
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (Stetson University College of Law)
             on the impact on nonprofit organizations of the recognition of (and possible removal of)
             their rights under the US Constitution (e.g. NAACP v. Alabama, Riley v. Natl Fed of Blind NC)
             including labor unions
  • Lynn Stout (Cornell Law School)
             on distinguishing those rights and powers essential to the economic function of
             corporate entities from those that are not
  • Greg Colvin (San Francisco attorney)
             on application of the legal analysis to the various constitutional amendment
             proposals that have been made

3:00 – 5:15 pm CST  Panel #2   

Legislative v. Constitutional Remedies:

The potential and limits of legislative solutions

    Moderator: Cenk Uygur (host, The Young Turks)

    Trevor Potter (Campaign Legal Center)

    Lawrence Lessig (Harvard Law School)
    Trent Lange (California Clean Money Campaign)


2:30 -4:00 pm  Panel #3 

The Great Debate:  

Understanding the principles and rationale behind

different approaches to amending the Constitution

     Moderator: Miles Mogulescu (Contributor, Huffington Post)

    Jeff Clements (author Corporations Are Not People)

        on the case for the US Constitution as a charter of human rights, and the freedom

        of the people to define the rights and obligations of all corporate entities.   

     Derek Cressman (Common Cause)

         on how we craft an amendment that limits money without limiting free speech
     Garrett Epps (contributing editor at The American Prospect)

         on why the problem is not corporate personhood but a distortion of the first amendment

Doug Greer

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