32 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2013
Date Written: April 29, 2013
How we understand the "corruption" of Congress goes a long way to showing why, and how that "corruption" can be remedied. In this paper, Professor Lessig describes the originalist roots to his conception of "dependence corruption," and shows why that conception is neither a version of "equality" nor inconsistent with modern First Amendment jurisprudence.
Keywords: campaign finance reform, Richard L. Hasen, First Amendment, Citizens United, dependence corruption, political equality, Lesterland, originalism
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Lessig, Lawrence, What an 'Originalist' Would Understand 'Corruption' to Mean: The 2013 Jorde Lecture (April 29, 2013). California Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2257948