What an 'Originalist' Would Understand 'Corruption' to Mean: The 2013 Jorde Lecture
Harvard Law School; Harvard University - Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
April 29, 2013
California Law Review, Forthcoming
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 32
Keywords: campaign finance reform, Richard L. Hasen, First Amendment, Citizens United, dependence corruption, political equality, Lesterland, originalism
Date posted: April 30, 2013