What exactly is a Super PAC? Prof. Bradley Smith, the former Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, brings some clarity to these controversial groups.
Bradley Smith is an American jurist and legal scholar, currently the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law at Capital University Law School, and was Commissioner, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Federal Election Commission between 2000 and 2005.
Prof. Bradley Smith illustrates some ways money is used in practice to ensure people have free speech.
In this entry, Bradley Smith outlines the trends and outcomes of campaign finance reform legislation over the past 100 years.
Under the law, the government has been able to track and make publically available the political contributions of all citizens.
Samples discusses the conflict between freedom of speech and equality with regard to campaign finance laws.
Corruption in government is a widely discussed issue, as its impacts on government effectiveness impact democratic institutions and individual liberty.