“The Supreme Court’s Next Big Fight Over Money in Politics: Will the justices gut the rest of McCain-Feingold — and make it easier for wealthy donors to influence elections?”

I have written this piece for The Atlantic. It begins: At some point next year, the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to face a major First Amendment question: whether to overturn what remains of the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act. This measure … Continue reading

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“Sanders calls Clinton’s fundraising ‘obscene,’ but it’s more nuanced — influence isn’t corruption”

I have written this oped for the LA Times. it begins: Despite Bernie Sanders‘ repeated accusations, there’s no real evidence that Hillary Clinton has been corrupted by large campaign contributions. But that’s not to say donors haven’t influenced her thinking and priorities. … Continue reading

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