The Lost History of the Millionaire's Amendment

16 Election Law Journal 172 (Forthcoming)

Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 515

18 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2017

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Katherine Shaw

University of Pennsylvania - Carey Law School; Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Date Written: February 27, 2017

Abstract

This piece excavates the history of the Millionaire’s Amendment, a short-lived provision of campaign finance law that played a significant role in Barack Obama’s successful 2004 Senate campaign. It argues that beyond the Amendment’s role in that single, fateful race, it supplies a useful test case for examining competing paradigms for regulating money in politics.

Keywords: Campaign Finance, Money in Politics, Equalization, Anti-Corruption, Millionaire's Amendment, Matching Funds

Suggested Citation

Shaw, Katherine, The Lost History of the Millionaire's Amendment (February 27, 2017). 16 Election Law Journal 172 (Forthcoming), Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 515, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2945671

Katherine Shaw (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - Carey Law School ( email )

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law ( email )

55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
United States

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