The Brennan Center for Justice, the American Constitution Society, and Justice at Stake invite you to:
Democracy and Our State Courts: Fighting Back After Citizens United
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.
(Lunch will be served)
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
President, American Constitution Society
Counsel, Fair Courts Project at the Brennan Center for Justice
Executive Director, Justice at Stake
Director, Democracy Program, Sierra Club
Senior Strategist, Democracy Initiative &
Executive Director of the NAACP National Voter Fund
President, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)
State courts touch nearly every American’s life, from rulings on marriage equality to voting laws to the environment to death penalty cases. We depend on state courts to be fair and impartial. But five years after Citizens United — the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to special interest spending, even in judicial elections — special interest groups are spending millions of dollars to influence our courts.
Join advocates and experts for a thoughtful discussion about state courts and the fight to keep them fair and impartial.