Corporate Citizen? Election law expert Ciara Torres-Spelliscy writes new book on the rise and resistance of corporate power

“Corporate citizens are strange bedfellows to have in a democracy,” Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy writes in the June 14 American Constitution Society Blog. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy. Professor Torres-Spelliscy, author of the new book, Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State, asserts that throughout U.S. history, corporations have sought to expand their constitutional rights, and American courts have obliged. Torres-Spelliscy posits that corporations… » Read more

Talk with L.A. filmmaker brings crowd to Stetson

A talk with Los Angeles-based filmmaker John Wellington Ennis and showing of his new film “PAY 2 PLAY” brought a crowd of more than 70 law students and members of the public to Stetson University College of Law on Saturday night, Sept. 20. John Ennis spoke at Stetson on Sept. 20. Ennis answered questions from the audience on topics ranging from the impact of Supreme… » Read more

Stetson Law hosts February symposium on political corruption

Stetson University College of Law is hosting a symposium in February with leading journalists, legal scholars and public interest advocates on the topic of political corruption. The daylong symposium, Taking Stock of Citizens United: How the Law Has (and Has Not) Changed Four Years Later, takes place Feb. 28 on Stetson’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig will deliver… » Read more

Pro Publica – Aug. 23, 2012 – Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Pro Publica article, “Flood of Secret Campaign Cash: It’s Not All Citizens United.”… » Read more

Salon – June 27, 2012 – Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in Salon magazine in the article, “Take focus off the court.”… » Read more

Stetson Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy joins amicus brief to address Citizens United

Assistant Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy On May 18, nine constitutional law scholars, including Assistant Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy of Stetson University College of Law, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the Court to revisit Citizens United. The brief was written by the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law. The brief urges the Court to grant certiorari in American Tradition… » Read more

CTN – March 26, 2012 – Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy testified in March. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy appeared on CTN Connecticut Network on March 26, 2012, discussing the impact of Citizens United on elections. She addressed Connecticut legislators on campaign finance issues.… » Read more