Free Speech or the Rule of Money?

Free Speech or the Rule of Money?

In January, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations and unions are now permitted to pay for advertising for or against political candidates. While many think this ruling will lead to total government control by the wealthiest special interest groups, others consider it a victory for free speech and the First Amendment. John Dean and John C. Eastman will join us to explore the scope and consequences of the recent ruling. Former White House counsel during the Nixon administration, Dean is now an author, columnist, and commentator on contemporary politics. John C. Eastman is the Dean and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law at Chapman University School of Law. He served as a law clerk with Justice Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court of the United States.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. 

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.