James Bopp
California Lawyer

James Bopp

A conversation with James Bopp Jr., the plaintiffs lawyer who championed Citizens United.

October 2013

Reader Comments

Ron L. Scott - October 5, 2013
1st Amendment Adopters could not have contemplated the wealth, power and influence of huge domestic and multinational corporations who, today, are capable of using their vast wealth, offshore bank accounts and manipulation of foreign tax havens, to secretly further their U.S. political agendas. Mr. Bopp, no doubt a brilliant, and superb lawyer, has a pollyannish view regarding the corrupting influence of unbridled power (spending) of corporations and unions which, I argue, will result in the marginalization of American democracy!
Ellen M Fawls - October 8, 2013
Enjoyed this interview
Kevin Forrester - October 12, 2013
Outstanding interview. I regret only that it's entitled "The Lawyer Who's Killing Campaign Finance Reform", instead of "The Lawyer Who's Protecting the First Amendment." Our profession needs more lawyers like James Bopp, Jr. Kevin Forrester a California Lawyer
Wolfgang Nordmeyer, J.D. - November 18, 2013
Citizens United has made the United States a new place - the United Corporations. Real democracy with politicians actually engaging in real debates and attempting to convince voters of the merits of their positions is gone. The Corporate Pigs are oiking with joy. The Supreme Court has allowed them to buy the U.S. Canada is beginning to look better every day.
Tom - February 18, 2015
This interview doesn't really get into legal issues until the second half and I wish the interviewed had been as focused during the first half, which is a somewhat predictable volley of political talking points that provides no new insights (e.g., what would you say if your daughter was a lesbian and wanted to get married).

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