New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers

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Article

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NYU Law Review, Vol. 89, 2014

Abstract

This essay for a Brennan Center symposium on the state of campaign finance law addresses the organizations that have sprung up in the post-Buckley regulatory environment. The essay identifies three central periods focused on PACs, state party soft money intermediaries, and Super PACs and independent expenditure groups. The main thesis is that efforts to curb money flows to those players (candidates and parties) that can be regulated has created an impetus to push money outside the regulatory domain and into the hands of increasingly unaccountable and extreme political forces.

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11-2014

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