Richard Briffault

Columbia University

Richard Briffault is a law professor at Columbia University.

Richard Briffault appears in the following:

Supreme Court Hears Two Gerrymandering Cases

Monday, December 05, 2016

The justices will decide whether Republicans in Virginia and North Carolina participated in racial gerrymandering, which is illegal.

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All in the Family

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

A closer look at nepotism in and out of office in the wake of the arrest of New York State Sen. Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son.

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Anonymous Donations Made Easy Through Non-Profits

Monday, July 09, 2012

Despite the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, a new report from The New York Times reveals that corporations aren’t putting very much money into super PACs. Instead, they're incre...

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Backstory: The Corporation as a "Person"

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the case Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission has been criticized as granting corporations the same freedom of speech as human beings. We’ll explore the history of this idea with Doug Kendal of the Constitutional Accountability Center. We’ll also be joined by Richard Briffault, ...

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Obama & campaign finance

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has done what no other presidential candidate has done before him: raise $600 million. Last night's 30-minute prime-time television com...