Elections in America Symposium – Welcoming Remarks by Dean Martha Minow



The HLPR Elections in America Symposium, held on April 5, 2014, opened with welcoming remarks by Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School. Dean Minow noted the particular timeliness and relevance of the symposium, in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. Reflecting on the problems that plague the American electoral system, she asserted that the continuing viability of elections lies in the hands of this generation. Dean Minow made a call to action, declaring that fixing the problems associated with the electoral system is crucial for establishing accountability in our political process.

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