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Plutocrats United : Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections / Richard L. Hasen.

Author/Creator:
Hasen, Richard L. author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (256 p.)
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De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
From a leading expert on election law, a compelling answer to the dilemmas of campaign finance reform Campaign financing is one of today's most divisive political issues. The left asserts that the electoral process is rife with corruption. The right protests that the real aim of campaign limits is to suppress political activity and protect incumbents. Meanwhile, money flows freely on both sides. In Plutocrats United, Richard Hasen argues that both left and right avoid the key issue of the new Citizens United era: balancing political inequality with free speech. The Supreme Court has long held that corruption and its appearance are the only reasons to constitutionally restrict campaign funds. Progressives often agree but have a much broader view of corruption. Hasen argues for a new focus and way forward: if the government is to ensure robust political debate, the Supreme Court should allow limits on money in politics to prevent those with great economic power from distorting the political process.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction. A New American Plutocracy?
Part One: Problems
Part Two: Solutions
Part Three: Objections
Part Four: Changing the System
Notes
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300216745
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300216745 doi
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