The campaign finance cases : Buckley, McConnell, Citizens United, and McCutcheon / Melvin I. Urofsky.

Urofsky, Melvin I. [Browse]
  • Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]
  • ©2020
1 online resource (xv, 237 pages)


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"[This book] tells the legal story of campaign finance reform from the early efforts in Buckley v. Valeo (1976), to the McConnell v. FEC case in 2003 that largely upheld the McCain-Feingold Act, to the landmark Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions. Legal historian Melvin Urofsky shows that the early effort to distinguish between donated money as opposed to money spent by candidates made little sense. For all the uproar about Citizens United, the decision made good legal sense, but now it is up to Congress to enact campaign finance regulation that meets the Court's criteria"-- Provided by the publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
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  • Campaign finance reform before 1971
  • Reform and response : the Federal Election Campaign Act and Buckley
  • Soft money, PACs, and the failure of campaign finance reform after 1976
  • The road to McCain-Feingold
  • The Supreme Court and elections : from Buckley to McConnell
  • Interlude : confusion in the District Court
  • McConnell v. Federal Election Commission
  • From McConnell to Citizens United
  • Meet Mr. McCutcheon
  • Afterword
  • Appendix A. Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971
  • Appendix B. 1974 amendments to FECA
  • Appendix C. 1976 amendments to FECA
  • Appendix D. 1979 amendments to FECS
  • Appendix E. Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.
  • 9780700629893 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0700629890 ((electronic bk.))
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