28(2) Kings Law Journal (2017), Forthcoming
17 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2016 Last revised: 22 May 2017
Date Written: May 19, 2017
Since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC in 2010, over $800 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
JEL Classification: K10, K20, K30
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Torres-Spelliscy, Ciara, Dark Money As a Political Sovereignty Problem (May 19, 2017). 28(2) Kings Law Journal (2017), Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2864436