CHARLESTON -– Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, declaring certain restrictions on the role of business corporations in elections.

The Court's opinion and what it means for the political involvement of corporations in future elections will be discussed on the next "The Law Works" Thursday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 p.m. on West Virginia PBS. "The Law Works" also can be viewed Fridays at 11 a.m. on West Virginia PBS2.

WVU professors of law James A. McLaughlin and Robert M. Bastress will be this week's guests. Both teach constitutional law at West Virginia University. McLaughlin is the Robert L. Shuman Professor of Law and Bastress is the John W. Fisher, II, Professor of Law.

More information about this show and recent topics discussed on the program is available at "The Law Works" Web site, including YouTube postings of recent programs which can be viewed in their entirety. There is also a general resource page offering links to a variety of legal sources.

"The Law Works" is the state's only weekly television show discussing legal issues that effect the lives of every day citizens.

Host Dan Ringer operates his own law practice in Morgantown. In 1999 Ringer was named West Virginia's first Lawyer Citizen of the Year of the West Virginia Bar Foundation. He served as president of the West Virginia State Bar (1999-2000) and was named the American Bar Association's Practitioner of the Year in 2000.

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