Thursday, June 24, 2010

PUBLIC ISSUES FORUM-Supreme Court Decision Discussion

REMINDER:

PUBLIC ISSUES FORUM MEETING
DATE/TIME: SUNDAY - JUNE 27TH - 3PM
LOCATION: Benjamin Hooks Library - 3030 Poplar Ave - Memphis


THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY ON OUR DEMOCRACY –
Facts and Implications of the recent Supreme Court Decision allowing
unlimited Corporate Contributions to Campaign Finance.


SPEAKERS:

Dr. Heather Larsen-Price is an assistant professor in the political science department at the University of Memphis where she teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in American politics and research methods. Her broad research interests include American political institutions, public policy processes, as well as decision making and information processing. She specializes in presidency studies. Her research has been published in American Political Science Review, The Journal of Politics, and Political Research Quarterly.

Steve Mulroy is a tenured professor at the University of Memphis School of Law, where he teaches constitutional law, criminal law, constitutional criminal procedure, and civil rights. He has published scholarly articles in the areas of voting rights and election law. He also serves as a Shelby County Commissioner, first elected in 2006, and has worked on election reform issues both locally and nationally as an advocate and litigator. Before coming to Memphis, he did voting rights litigation for the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C. Both his blood type and his chirpy personal motto are "B positive."

There will be time for questions. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Public Issues Forum is a Memphis voluntary association, which sponsors programs to inform and educate the public on current issues and seeks to reinforce the principles set forth in the Constitution of the United States. Public Issues Forum P.O. Box 241011 Memphis TN 38124-1011.