What an 'Originalist' Would Understand 'Corruption' to Mean: The 2013 Jorde Lecture

Posted: 30 Apr 2013

Date Written: April 29, 2013

Abstract

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

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

Lawrence Lessig (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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