On April 1, 2010, Linda Greenhouse and Doug Schoen discussed the impact the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United
could have on political campaigns.
Linda Greenhouse, the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, writes for The New York Times
on alternate Fridays about the Supreme Court and the law. She reported on the Supreme Court for The New York Times
from 1978 to 2008. She teaches at Yale Law School and is the author of a biography of Justice Harry A. Blackmun, “Becoming Justice Blackmun.” Doug Schoen is an influential political consultant, author, and former pollster for President Clinton and Mayor Bloomberg.
A wine & cheese reception followed the discussion, and Mr. Schoen's book, The Political Fix: Changing the Game of American Democracy from the Grass Roots to the White House
, was available for purchase and signature.
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, non-profit advocacy organization, founded in 1970 by John Gardner, to foster citizen participation in the political process and to hold elected leaders accountable to the public interest. It has approximately 400,000 members and supporters in 36 state organizations. The organization is hosting a series of conversations on issues of the day with prominent civic leaders and authors. Partner Frederic A. Rubinstein and his wife, Susan Rubinstein, are active members of the non-profit organization. Mrs. Rubinstein is co-chair of Common Cause NY which has helped secure public campaign finance reform in New York.
(From left to right: Doug Schoen, Susan Rubinstein, Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause NY, Linda Greenhouse and Frederic Rubinstein.)