Advancing 'A Charter for a Vibrant Democracy'

6 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2012

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Daniel R. Ortiz

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2012


This review of Money, Politics, and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United, soon to appear in the Election Law Journal, canvasses this collection of state-of-the-art essays on campaign finance reform. It briefly touches on many of them but principally focuses on three: the essays by Robert Post and Richard Pildes, which open the collection, and the one by Burt Neuborne that concludes it. These essays exhibit a certain double-sidedness, I argue. That is, those against campaign finance reform might embrace the principles the authors lay down but reach very different conclusions in application. Although such double-sidedness might at first surprise in a collection of essays commissioned by the Brennan Center, an institutional champion of campaign finance reform, I argue that this “double vision” should actually be expected and represents a step forward in the debates over campaign finance reform.

Keywords: campaign finance reform, Citizens United, Robert Post, Richard Pildes, Burt Neuborne

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Daniel R., Advancing 'A Charter for a Vibrant Democracy' (September 1, 2012). Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-52, Available at SSRN:

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