What Sen. Schumer and Rep. Deutch Get Wrong About the Senate’s Constitutional Amendment Proposal

On Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Ted Deutch penned an opinion piece in Politico Magazine purporting to respond to criticisms of a Democratic effort to amend the Constitution to overturn Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United v. FEC. It, unfortunately, is riddled with obfuscations, straw man arguments, and factual inaccuracies. The entire article is […]

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Money Still Doesn’t “Buy Elections”

Last Wednesday, The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart wrote a noteworthy piece criticizing former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich for his inane statements regarding former New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Gingrich said that he, “[had] every problem with Mayor Bloomberg being able to buy the election in New York” – a claim that […]

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“New Soft Money,” Same Old Arguments

On Wednesday morning, Law Professor Daniel Tokaji and Graduate Research Fellow Renata Strause, both of Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law, unveiled their provocatively titled report, “The New Soft Money.” The report, according to its authors, is “the most comprehensive to date on the impact of independent spending” on elections and campaigns. Despite this […]

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The Corruption Sleight of Hand

Crooked politicians are often the poster boy for greater campaign finance regulation, used to justify every imaginable measure of government control over speech, from caps on donations to what words can appear in political advertising. In the eyes of many who wish to further regulate political speech, simply parading around corrupt officials is often enough […]

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Amicus Brief: Farris v. Seabrook

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