Professor Brad Smith debated the influence of nonprofits on the 2012 campaign season October 9, 2012. You can watch it on C-Span.
Smith has also been working on a series of five videos for Learn Liberty. The first three have been released on YouTube:
- Is Money Speech?
- Should the Government Track Your Political Activity?
- Are Super PACs Good for Democracy?
Additionally, Smith contributed to a podcast for Case Western Law Review, Reviewing Dan Tokaji on “The Federalization of Election Law
Smith spoke at the Columbus Bar Association, October 5 CLE Citizens United and Campaign Finance
. He presented at the Pro Publica Debate at the Tenement Museum, in New York City, October 9. He presentation was called Dark Money Rises: The Influence of Nonprofits on Campaign 2012
. At Baylor University School of Law, on October 10 Smith spoke on the topic “Voter ID Laws: Much Ado About Nothing?” Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, featured Smith October 10 for a speaking event "Citizens United: Free Speech Triumph or Deathknell of Democracy?" At Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, October 11, Smith presented “Money and Politics in the 2012 Election.”
Additionally, Smith spoke October 16, for the Vermont Law School Federalist Society, at their event “Debate: National Popular Vote: Replacing the Electoral College; October 18, for the National Society of Corporate Secretaries, New York, at their event “Panel: Corporate Responsibility and Political Participation After Citizens United;”October 24, for the University of Oregon Federalist Society, at “Debate: Corruption and Democracy After Citizens United." October 25, for Lewis & Clark Law School Federalist Society, at their event “Separation of Campaign and State;” and October 29, for the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Federalist Society, at “Debate: Citizens United: Death of Democracy or Victory for Free Speech.”
Smith was quoted in the Oct. 27 New York Times, in the Oct. 27 Virginia Pilot, the Oct. 27 Norfolk, and the Oct. 31 Richmond Times Dispatch.
An op-ed by Smith appeared in the October 29 Wall Street Journal, “The Dangers of an Informed Electorate,” p. 11. Smith appeared on CBC News, Oct. 31, and was interviewed on Money in Politics.