Appearances, Publications & Speeches
Trevor Potter's Remarks at Harvard Law School: "Legal Rubble: Money and Politics in the Age of Citizens United"Nov 2, 2015
"I need to describe what I see as the four basic failures of the Citizens United decision—failures of understanding and imagination. These result in the collision of abstract legal theory with reality. This is a collision that a Court more familiar with political practices, administrative process, and the difficulties of legislating might have predicted and avoided."
On October 9, 2015, CLC President and General Counsel Trevor Potter addressed Harvard Law School students and faculty as part of a series on election law. Click here to watch a recording of the lecture and subsequent discussion.
- Oct 30, 2015
On October 28, 2015, CLC President Trevor Potter addressed Independent Sector's 2015 National Conference in Miami, Florida. His remarks - "The Money in Politics Disaster" - were delivered as part of the conference's “Red, White, and on the Brink” plenary session.
To read "The Money in Politics Disaster", click here.
- Oct 30, 2015
Dennis Hastert’s professional legacy, like his personal one, is in tatters. His time on Capitol Hill helped to undermine the reputation of the body he led as Speaker and the reverberations are still being felt today. The so-called “Hastert Rule” is inextricably linked to the chaos currently engulfing the House Republican caucus and the blind eye he turned toward ethical abuses continues to dog his fellow Representatives. These legacies have damaged the House as an institution but can and should be repaired by the new Speaker.
- Oct 26, 2015
On October 9, 2015, CLC President and General Counsel Trevor Potter addressed Harvard Law School students and faculty as part of a lecture and discussion series on election law.
- Sep 17, 2015
On June 25, 2015, Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Jim Renacci (R-OH), John Carney (D-DE) and Lou Barletta (R-PA) introduced H.R. 2931, “Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act,” a bill that seeks to restructure the FEC.
- Jul 8, 2015
Speech by CLC President Trevor Potter to the Public Policy Forum of Crested Butte, July 8, 2015
- Jul 8, 2015
With Outside/In host Roger Kahn, Trevor Potter discussed his Policy Policy Forum discussion titled: "The Money In Politics Disaster: Where Do We Go From Here?"
The Rise and Fall of Mario Biaggi: Reminder of Why the Illegal Gratuities Statute Should be Revived (The Huffington Post)Jul 6, 2015
Many readers probably overlooked the recent obituary of disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mario Biaggi (D-NY). But the rise and fall of this former policeman who died at the age of 97 serves as an object lesson for aspiring politicians and makes a compelling case for resurrecting one of the most useful tools to fight political corruption--the illegal gratuities statute.