Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2012/03/01/Former_US_Senator_Russell_Feingold_in_Conversation
Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold speaks out against the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. "This was truly one of the most strange and wrong decisions in the history of this country", says Feingold, and he argues that the Supreme Court has rendered precedent useless.
Former U.S. Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI) in conversation at the Commonwealth Club of California. Feingold discusses his political career and current events in the news.
Widely known for his efforts to spur campaign finance reform during his 18 years as a U.S. senator, Democratic Feingold was the only senator to oppose the Patriot Act of 2001 and the first to propose a concrete timetable for the dissolution of American troops in Iraq. He is also a major opponent of financial deregulation and controversial trade agreements, cosponsor of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, and founder of Progressives United, an organization formed to combat the results of the Supreme Court's contentious ruling on Citizens United v. FEC. In Feingold's forthcoming book, "While America Sleeps", the former senator offers his account of what he sees as America's recent mistakes and advances a realignment of objectives designed to build a successful global future.