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Campaign Finance and the Lessons of 1776

Mark Peterson, professor of history | April 23, 2014

$1776. That’s the amount that Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon, the plaintiff in the campaign finance case recently decided by the Supreme Court, wanted to donate to every single political candidate he supported in the 2012 elections, but he was thwarted by then current limits on donations. The court decided in McCutcheon’s favor and the limits … Continue reading »