Big money unleashed : the campaign to deregulate election spending / Ann Southworth.

Author
Southworth, Ann [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2023.
  • ©2023
Description
301 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.

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"Americans across party lines believe that public policy is rigged in favor of those who wield big money in elections. Yet, legislators are restricted in addressing these concerns by a series of Supreme Court decisions finding that campaign finance regulations violate the First Amendment. Big Money Unleashed argues that our current impasse is the result of a long-term process involving many players. Naturally, the justices played critical roles-but so did the attorneys who hatched the theories necessary to support the legal doctrine, the legal advocacy groups that advanced those arguments, the wealthy patrons who financed these efforts, and the networks through which they coordinated strategy and held the Court accountable. Drawing from interviews, public records, and archival materials, Big Money Unleashed chronicles how these players borrowed a litigation strategy pioneered by the NAACP to dismantle racial segregation and used it to advance a very different type of cause"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction: $peech
  • Part 1: The Campaign
  • The Players and Process
  • Taking Campaign Finance Reform to Court
  • Charting a Better Path
  • Winning in the Roberts Court
  • Part 2: Themes and Implications
  • Strange Bedfellows?
  • Different Constitutional Universes
  • Issues of Accountability
  • Continuing Battles
  • Conclusion: Big Money Unleashed.
ISBN
  • 9780226830711 (hardcover)
  • 0226830713 (hardcover)
  • 9780226830735 (paperback)
  • 022683073X (paperback)
LCCN
2023019872
OCLC
1372548825
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