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The First Amendment: Free Press versus “Dark Money”
June 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Since the 2010 Supreme Court decision “Citizens United,” there has been an explosion of political donations from legally unknown sources, and a rise in special nonprofit groups that don’t have to report their donors or make public their political spending. That has made it much harder for the press to do its job, particularly during a time of financial stress that has prompted many news outlets to reduce their reporting staffs.