Campaign 2012 Funds and Super PACs
Kathy Kiely talked about the role money played in the 2012 election, the first national campaign of the post-Citizens United v. Federal… read more
Kathy Kiely talked about the role money played in the 2012 election, the first national campaign of the post-Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision. Topics included the top spenders, roles of super political action committees (SuperPacs), and efforts to rein in unregulated campaign contributions.
The Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case eliminated restrictions on corporate funding for political candidates and causes, citing that the government lacks the right to “prohibit political speech, even if the speaker is a corporation or union.” close
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