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The Supreme Court Part 1: Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission

Prof. Allan Ides returns to the Press for Democracy studio for the 5th time to discuss The Supreme Court with Janice Markham. This program focuses on the controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision, which granted personhood to corporations. Prof. Ides addresses the implications of this decision and how it relates to a government “by the people.”

Allan Ides served as a law clerk to the Honorable Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr., chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit from 1979-80 and then clerked for the Honorable Byron R. White, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1980-81.Ides was an associate with Hufstedler, Miller, Carlson & Beardsley from 1981-82. He joined the Loyola Law School faculty shortly thereafter. He served as associate dean for academic ffairs from 1984-87. From 1989-1997, Ides was a member of the law school faculty at Washington & Lee in Lexington, Virginia. He returned to Los Angeles and to Loyola in Fall 1997.