Campaign Finance Reform: A Sourcebook

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Anthony Corrado
Brookings Institution Press, 1997 - Political Science - 402 pages
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This volume pulls together key documents--statutes, court decisions, FEC advisory opinions, draft legislation--and scholarly articles that are essential references for any informed discussion of campaign finance reform. Each chapter includes a set of reprinted materials preceded by an explanation of the relevant issues by the editors. Topics include the history of federal statutes on campaign finance; major Supreme Court decisions; the constitutional contours of the current debate; a roadmap to the present rules of the game; political action committees; national parties; hard and soft money; express and issue advocacy; enforcing campaign finance law; and recent innovations and proposals. The volume is designed to help reformers and interested citizens understand how current campaign finance practices have evolved from previous decisions made by legislative, judicial, and executive bodies and what might be entailed in moving the system in a desired direction. Each of the editors has extensive practical experience in the field of campaign finance.
 

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Contents

A History of Federal Campaign Finance
27
DOCUMENTS
36
June 25 1910 CHAPTER 4
37
1947
49
A Summary FEC 197496
59
Constitutional Restrictions on Campaign
61
Politics and the First Amendment
93
CHAPTER 1 POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES
121
PARTY SOFT MONEY
165
ISSUE ADVOCACY AND EXPRESS ADVOCACY
225
Implementing and Enforcing
275
RECENT INNOVATIONS
337
S Ct 2579 1996
353
Index
393
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Anthony Corrado is the Charles J. Dana Professor of Government at Colby College and a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is a coeditor of Campaign Finance Reform: A Sourcebook and coauthor of The New Campaign Finance Sourcebook, both published by Brookings.

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