Defending Citizens United: How Campaign Finance Laws Restrict Free Speech (Hardback)Elizabeth Price Foley (author)
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Presenting a compelling argument on a highly polarizing topic, this book defends Citizens United by exploring the purpose and meaning of the First Amendment's Free Speech Clause, campaign finance laws, and the courts' attempts to preserve our democracy by closely scrutinizing laws that restrict political speech.
* Provides a compelling investigation of the meeting of politics and constitutional interpretation-a highly polarizing topic in political campaigning, interest group politics, and legal studies
* Debunks the myth that Citizens United somehow favors the wealthy, makes politicians the puppets of wealthy donors, or encourages political corruption
* Demonstrates how Citizens United encourages individuals of modest means to have their voice heard, and indeed evens the playing field between rich and poor in political speech
Number of pages: 235