Dark Money As a Political Sovereignty Problem

28(2) Kings Law Journal (2017), Forthcoming

17 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2016 Last revised: 30 Nov 2016

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Stetson University - College of Law

Date Written: October 26, 2016

Abstract

Since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC in 2010, over $700 million of untraceable dark money has been spent in American federal elections. This could include illegal foreign donations. This short article explores why dark money in American elections presents a political sovereignty problem.

Keywords: election, elections, campaign finance, money in politics, dark money, Emoluments Clause, Emolument, secret money, foreign money, political contribiutions, political expenditures, solicitation, FARA, BCRA, FECA, political, democracy, popular sovereignty

Suggested Citation

Torres-Spelliscy, Ciara, Dark Money As a Political Sovereignty Problem (October 26, 2016). 28(2) Kings Law Journal (2017), Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2864436

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (Contact Author)

Stetson University - College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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