Thursday, April 5, 2012

Citizens United and Environmental Policy

In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations’ spending on campaign advertisements cannot be limited because it is a First Amendment free speech right. The Student Environmental Action Coalition,, and the UNC Scholars Program will host an event Monday, April 9, at 7:00 PM in the Hanes Art Center Auditorium to address the effects of Citizens United on environmental policy. Gene Nichol, Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, and Pete MacDowell, Program Director of NC WARN, will speak at the event and discussion will follow. Read more »