TITLE

CITIZENS UNITED AND THE ORPHANED ANTIDISTORTION RATIONALE

AUTHOR(S)
Hasen, Richard L.
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Georgia State University Law Review;Summer2011, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p989
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the rationale of orphaned antidistortion in the court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) in the U.S. It discusses how the argument concerning antidistortion became an orphan in Citizens United blaming the dissent of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to the case. It explains the cost of orphaning for the future of campaign finance law and other related laws. It contends that the antidistortion argument should not be orphaned.
ACCESSION #
64290525

 

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