In Citizens United, the Supreme Court notoriously held that Congress could not restrict corporate election spending–nor could it restrict unions’ spending. While the media has extensively covered the effect of this decision on corporations’ roles in elections, less has been said about what the decision means for unions. Prof. Benjamin Sachs will talk about how the differing legal frameworks in which unions and corporations exist give corporations an advantage over unions in electioneering, and how better policy would put them on more equal footing.
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