Skip to Main Content

Bill Moyers Shares Trevor Potter's Speech on Money in Politics

November 3, 2015, Bill Moyers

In an article entitled "Trevor Potter on the Money in Politics Disaster," Bill Moyers shares why we need to listen to what Trevor Potter has to say on money in politics and his solutions to fix the issue.  The article includes excerpts from Mr. Potter's recent speech at the Independent Sector National Conference in Miami, Florida.  To see the full article, please visit Bill Moyers' website.

 Excerpt taken from the article. 
‘The Supreme Court's ruling that corporations and unions may spend unlimited amounts on political causes should be overturned.'

This is, of course, a reference to the 2010 Supreme Court case of Citizens United. Here is another number: 87 percent. Once again, an across-the-board consensus among the American people. Nearly 9 out of 10 — over 80 percent of both major parties — agreed that:

‘Campaign finance should be reformed so that a rich person does not have more influence than a person without money.'

Think about that a moment: 87 percent of Americans think that our campaign finance system should be the exact opposite of what it currently is!

Finally, there is this number: 59 percent of Americans agree with the following statement:

‘The political system is broken — we need to just start over.'



About Caplin & Drysdale
Celebrating our 55th Anniversary in 2019, Caplin & Drysdale continues to be a leading provider of legal services to corporations, individuals, and nonprofits throughout the United States and around the world. We are also privileged to serve as legal advisors to accounting firms, financial institutions, law firms, and other professional services organizations.

The firm's reputation over the years has earned us the trust and respect of clients, industry peers, and government agencies. Moreover, clients rely on our broad knowledge of the law and our keen insights into their business concerns and personal interests. Our lawyers' strong tactical and problem-solving skills -- combined with substantial experience handling a variety of complex, high stakes, matters in a boutique environment -- make us one the nation's most distinctive law firms.

With offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., Caplin & Drysdale's core practice areas include:
For more information, please visit us at
Washington, DC Office:
One Thomas Circle NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
New York, NY Office:
600 Lexington Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10022


This communication does not provide legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship with you or any other reader. If you require legal guidance in any specific situation, you should engage a qualified lawyer for that purpose. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Attorney Advertising
It is possible that under the laws, rules, or regulations of certain jurisdictions, this may be construed as an advertisement or solicitation.
©2020 Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
All Rights Reserved.

Related Professionals

Related Practice Area(s)