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Bill Moyers | Floyd Abrams and Trevor Potter | PBS

Duration: 53:23 (Full Program)
Program: Bill Moyers Journal #1321
Broadcast Date: Sep. 4, 2009

Next week, the Supreme Court reconvenes early for a special hearing on the constitutionality of campaign finance limits for corporations and unions. To hear the arguments, Bill Moyers sits down with Trevor Potter, president and general counsel of The Campaign Legal Center and a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, and Floyd Abrams, a partner and member of the executive committee at Cahill, Gordon and Reindel. Potter has defended McCain-Feingold in the lower and Supreme Courts and served as general counsel to Senator John McCain's presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2008. Abrams is a liberal litigator who has defended the First Amendment in several high profile cases and contends that corporations and unions have the same right to free speech as individuals.

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Post Date: March 29, 2010