Bradley Smith

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.

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Are Super-PACs Good for Democracy?

featuring Bradley Smith on Oct 8, 2012

What exactly is a Super PAC? Prof. Bradley Smith, the former Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission, brings some clarity to these controversial groups.

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Is Money Speech?

featuring Bradley Smith on Sep 24, 2012

Prof. Bradley Smith illustrates some ways money is used in practice to ensure people have free speech.


Campaign Finance

by Bradley Smith on Aug 15, 2008

In this entry, Bradley Smith outlines the trends and outcomes of campaign finance reform legislation over the past 100 years.



by John Samples on Aug 15, 2008

Corruption in government is a widely discussed issue, as its impacts on government effectiveness impact democratic institutions and individual liberty.