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  

Katherine Shaw

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)

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

55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
United States

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