In an eagerly anticipated decision on McConnell v. FEC, the Supreme Court Wednesday upheld all major provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, popularly called “McCain-Feingold” after its sponsors in the Senate, John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russell D. Feingold (D-Wis.). The Court’s lengthy opinion on this complex piece of legislation raises a host of legal and political questions.
On Thursday afternoon, Brookings will convene a panel of experts, including participants in the Supreme Court case, that will assess McConnell v. FEC and the impact the Court’s decision will have on campaign finance law and practice.
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis, and Counsel of Record for Plaintiffs in McConnell v. FEC; Former Solicitor General
Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering and Counsel of Record for Intervenor-Defendants in McConnell v. FEC; Former Solicitor General
Former Brookings Expert
Attorney - Caplin & Drysdale
Founding President; General Counsel - Campaign Legal Center
To subscribe or manage your subscriptions to our top event topic lists, please visit our event topics page.