From I2M faculty member Brett Kappel at Arent Fox:
JANUARY 21, 2010 – WASHINGTON, DC – This morning in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the US Supreme Court overturned the ban on corporate and union independent expenditures in federal elections. This opinion will have a major impact on the 2010 elections. Corporations will now be able to spend their corporate treasury money to advocate the election or defeat of federal candidates.
Nonprofit groups may also be able to benefit from this decision – as they may have more flexibility to participate in federal campaigns.
These expenditures must still be made independent of the candidate’s campaign and will have to be disclosed under existing regulations.
Further information on the scope of the Court’s opinion will be coming soon.
So what does this mean for political involvement professionals?
At I2M 2010, Brett Kappel will be conducting a specific PAC workshop on the case, as well as implications for PAC professionals.
Register and download the conference agenda here: www.innovatetomotivate.com.