Dark Money As a Political Sovereignty Problem
28(2) Kings Law Journal 239 (2017).
17 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2016 Last revised: 27 Apr 2018
Date Written: June 23, 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, foreign interference, US elections
JEL Classification: K10, K20, K30
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