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Managed SpeechThe Roberts Court's First Amendment$
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Gregory P. Magarian

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190466794

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466794.001.0001

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Letting Money into Elections

Letting Money into Elections

Citizens United and McCutcheon

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(p.157) Chapter 7 Letting Money into Elections
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Managed Speech
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Gregory P. Magarian

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466794.003.0007

This chapter examines the Roberts Court’s most notorious, controversial decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which strikes down long-standing bans on election spending by corporations and unions. The discussion puts Citizens United in legal and historical context, and it covers several other Roberts Court decisions related to Citizens United. The chapter then examines a potentially even more important decision, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which strikes down federal limits on the total amounts of money that campaign donors may contribute in an election cycle. Together these two decisions empower corporations, wealthy donors, and the major political parties to play a dominant managerial role in shaping the contents of electoral debates.

Keywords:   U.S. Supreme Court, Roberts Court, First Amendment, free speech, electoral process, Citizens United, corporate election spending, campaign contributions, political equality

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