“The Mythology of Super PACs: Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing”

Rob Kelner has written these remarks published in the Willamette Law Review. A snippet:

Conventional wisdom ascribed to Super PACs the power to let special interests and plutocrats buy the election. Super PACs were also expected to raise and spend “dark money” that would allow special interests to buy the election in secret.
With the 2012 election now behind us, we are in a position to re-evaluate those myths. And with the benefit of hindsight, it is fairly clear that all the froth and fear mongering about Super PACs was seriously misguided. Super PACs, and even the Citizens United decision itself, have turned out to be much ado about nothing. Or at least, much ado about close to nothing.


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