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Lessig on Legal Challenges to the Electoral College

Washington Journal


Professor Lawrence Lessig talked about a lawsuit he joined to challenge the Electoral College system. He spoke via video link from Cambridge, Massachusetts. The program was pre-empted by a four-minute pro forma session of the House of Representatives. This “Washington Journal” program continues after the session.

What It REALLY Means to Call for an Article V Convention


Lawrence Lessig Speaks at Wolf PAC Warrior Workshop 2018. http://www. wolf-pac. com ​ Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig gives a lesson on what it really means to call for an Article V Convention and why it’s the logical path to address money’s corrupting influence in politics. In this

The Problem with Congress, and How to Fix It

The Atlantic, filmed at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2016


Lawrence Lessig is a Harvard Law professor and 2016 candidate for the Democratic nomination. In this interview filmed at the Aspen Ideas Festival , he explains how money’s influence in politics threatens American democracy. Congress has become deeply unrepresentative, he says, because politicians are focused on answering to their biggest campaign donors rather than the general population. This is why

Campaign 2016 & Campaign Finance Reform

C-SPAN Washington Journal


Lawrence Lessig talked about lessons learned during his brief bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election cycle. He also discussed campaign finance reform, which was a central issue in his campaign.

Interview with Presidential Candidate Lawrence Lessig

C-SPAN Road to the White House 2016


Professor Lawrence Lessig , a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, was interviewed as part of a C-SPAN series of conversations with candidates. He talked about his life and work and reasons for running for president.

Lessig on Campaign Finance



Professor Lawrence Lessig talked about his proposals for a “New Hampshire rebellion against corruption” and for Congress to call a convention to address the influence of money in politics. In 2014, Professor Lessig formed a super political action committee (superPac) to fight congressional corruption in Congress and to change the

Panel Discussion on Corruption



Zephyr Teachout , author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin ’s Snuff Box to Citizens United , and Janine Wedel , author of Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt our Finances, Freedom, and Security , talked about curbing corruption. Lawrence Lessig moderated the discussion, at the

Jack Abramoff on Political Corruption Interview by Lawrence Lessig



Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff talked about government corruption. In 2006 Mr. Abramoff was convicted of fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to bribe public officials. He is the author of Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth about Washington Corruption from America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist . He was interviewed by Lawrence Lessig and also responded

Representative Jim Cooper Remarks on Congress



Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN) spoke about partisan struggles and dysfunction over the course of several Congresses. Among the topics he addressed were redistricting, lobbying, congressional pay, and campaign fundraising. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience.

Ethics in Politics



Larry Lessig talked about the influence of corporate money in politics, public trust in government, and political reform movements. He also answered questions from the audience. This program was part of a conference focusing on the issue of money in politics and corporate power, and organized by a coalition of groups calling itself the “Movement for the People.

Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy



Lawrence Lessig talked about the state of copyright law in relation to electronic media. He argued that the current laws are draconian and have not been adequately updated to reflect the emergence of the Internet and the ubiquity of the sharing of information. He said that the current laws criminalize artists and the young and stifle creativity.

Digital Future: Copyright Issues



Lawrence Lessig , professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, and author of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace , published by Basic Books , talked about the issues of copyright and “copyleft. ” He was the inventor of the revolutionary concept

Privacy Rights of Public Figures



Committee members heard from members and representatives of the Screen Actors Guild as well as members of the press regarding the rights of privacy as they pertain to public figures. They talked about legislation that would protect public figures from unwanted attention.