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.
Supplement: A Proposal to Convene a Series of "Citizen Conventions"
An Appendix of Local and State Resolutions Passed Against the Citizens United Decision
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is a contributing writer for The Atlantic,
the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, director of Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
, and founder of Rootstrikers
, an activist network opposed to corruption in government. He is a 2016 Democratic candidate for president of the United States.