Volume 89, Online Symposium

Money in Politics 2030: Toward a New Jurisprudence

This online symposium represents a collaboration between the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the New York University Law Review.

McCutcheon v. FEC marked the seventh consecutive time since 2006 that the Supreme Court has struck down a campaign finance regulation as unconstitutional.  Last May the Brennan Center hosted a convening of legal scholars and advocates to consider the constitutional doctrine governing money in American elections.  Entitled Money in Politics 2030: Toward a New Jurisprudence, this distinguished assembly was challenged to fundamentally rethink the framework for regulating money in politics.

The essays in this collection memorialize and extend these conversations.  They examine the impact of the Court’s recent cases on our political institutions; vet and critique alternatives to the Court's jurisprudence; and discuss potential pathways toward a new regulation of campaign finance.  Responses to these writings, as well as other contributions to the conversation from academics and practitioners, are available at