What Is Corruption? Did The Supreme Court Get It Right?

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Common Ground for Texans says
This meeting was originally scheduled for January but had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather!

What is corruption in poltics? In the Supreme Court's 2014 McCutcheon decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, "[W]hile preventing corruption or its appearance is a legitimate objective, Congress may target only a specific type of corruption—'quid pro quo' corruption."

The court held that aggregate limits on campaign contributions were an unconstitutional infringement on free speech. But where large amounts of money are at stake, does there truly need to be a "quid" and a "quo" for us to say there is corruption?

On Saturday, May 2nd, Common Ground for Texans will host a panel discussion to explore this issue, led by a distinguished expert on Constitutional law, Professor Sanford Levinson of the University of Texas at Austin.

Joining him will be moderator Mike Ignatowski; James Dickey, chair of the Travis County Republicans; Jan Soifer, chair of the Travis County Democrats; Kurt Hildebrand, chair of the Texas Libertarian Party; and Roger Borgelt, an Austin lawyer who specializes in campaign finance and election law.

In these times of huge campaign spending and unresponsive government, we feel this is an extremely relevant discussion. As always, we welcome citizens of all political persuasions, emphasizing civility and respect for each other. We hope you will join us!
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By: Common Ground for Texans

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