3:00 pm EST - 4:30 pm EST

Past Event

Supreme Court Rules on Campaign Finance Case: The Legal and Political Impact of McConnell v. FEC

Thursday, December 11, 2003

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

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.