VIDEO: Professor Milyo speaks on 'Citizens United' at Cato conference on First Amendment

Jeff Milyo

Professor Jeff Milyo was a panelist at the Cato Institute's inaugural First Amendment conference on Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C.

He cited the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Elections Survey in providing a summary of public concerns about money in politics and presented selected politicans' reactions to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010).

But in evaluating the Supreme Court decision, he said, there's no good evidence that campaign finance reforms reduce the number of criminal prosecutions for political corruption, or have any significant effect on citizens' trust and confidence in government.

Milyo was joined by Robert F. Bauer of New York University Law School and Martin Redish of Northwestern Law School. A question-and-answer session followed the panelists' presentations.