Testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Citizens United

By Lawrence Lessig

Previewing prepared remarks on the negative impact of the 2012 Supreme Court decision

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in June. (Reuters)

Editor's note: Atlantic correspondent and Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday at a hearing on the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Lessig has written in this space about how opponents of the decision should approach reform, and he also profiled former presidential candidate Buddy Roemer, who will appear on the panel with him. Alesh Houdek wrote about Lessig's book Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress -- and a Plan to Stop It.

Here below are Lessig's prepared remarks.

The Testimony

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