The Federalist Society

The Supreme Court and Campaign Finance

November 7, 2008

Allison R. Hayward

In few other areas of law does politics touch the Supreme Court more directly than in campaign finance. Litigants regularly ask the Court to undo the rules set by politicians to govern campaigns, or to adapt old interpretations to new circumstances. At present campaign fi nance law refl ects the preferences of elected offi cials uncomfortably coupled with the constitutional theories and statutory interpretation of judges...

The Supreme Court and Campaign Finance  


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