Former FEC Chair Ann Ravel discusses her resignation and money in politics | KALW

Former FEC Chair Ann Ravel discusses her resignation and money in politics

Sep 5, 2018

In 2017, Federal Elections Committee chair Ann Ravel resigned saying: “The mission of the FEC is essential to ensuring a fair electoral process. Yet, since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, our political campaigns have been awash in unlimited, often dark, money.”

Ann Ravel is now a lecturer at Berkeley Law. We’ll speak with her about how the FEC is supposed to function and what it will take to get money out of politics.

Guest:

Ann Ravel, senior fellow at Maplight’s Digital Deception Project, a Professor at UC Berkeley Law School, and former chair of the Federal Election Commission

Web Resources:

Washington Post: Brett Kavanaugh, the man who created the super PAC

SCOTUS blog: Kavanaugh and campaign finance: Republican National Committee v. Federal Election Commission

The Center for Public Integrity: FEC’s Ann Ravel: resigning, but ‘not going away’

MapLight: Former FEC Chair Ann Ravel joins MapLight to take on deceptive digital politics

Ann Ravel: Departing the Federal Election Commission

Office of Commissioner Ann M. Ravel Federal Election Commission: Dysfunction and Deadlock: The Enforcement Crisis at the Federal Election Commission Reveals the Unlikelihood of Draining the Swamp

Law 360: Why Michael Cohen's Campaign Law Violations Are Crimes