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

Suggested Citation

Torres-Spelliscy, Ciara, Dark Money As a Political Sovereignty Problem (June 23, 2017). 28(2) Kings Law Journal 239 (2017)., 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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