In the News: More Soft Money Hard Law: Ornstein and Smith Argue about McCutcheon: Distinguishing Theories of “Influence” From Theories of “Circumvention”

By Bob Bauer

Norm Ornstein predicts trouble if the Court in McCutcheon strikes down the aggregate contribution limits—the trouble of increased corruption. If You Think Citizens United Was Bad, Wait for This Supreme Court Case, The Atlantic (September 26, 2013). Brad Smith disagrees and argues that experience shows there is nothing to fear. The Next Battle in the Fight for Free Speech, Wall Street Journal (September 29, 2013). Two knowledgeable analysts…

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