Citizens Divided: Campaign Finance Reform And The Constitution (The Tanner Lectures On Human Values)

Citizens Divided: Campaign Finance Reform And The Constitution (The Tanner Lectures On Human Values)

Citizens Divided: Campaign Finance Reform and the Constitution (The Tanner Lectures on Human Values)

First Amendment defenders greeted the Citizens United ruling with enthusiasm, while electoral reformers recoiled in disbelief. Robert Post offers a constitutional theory that seeks to reconcile these sharply divided camps, and explains how the case might've been decided in a way that would preserve free speech and electoral integrity.

Review
Democracy is not just a structure of elections and political institutions, but a mysterious and historically fluid set of ideas about the relationship between citizens and those who govern. With his characteristically subtle understanding of our cultural history, Robert Post shows how changing ideas of self-government illuminate one of the great political and legal controversies of our time. (Richard H. Pildes, New York University)

Robert Post offers a powerful critique of the Citizens United decision, and an original and compelling new perspective on how the Supreme Court should analyze campaign finance laws in light of the First Amendment’s commitment to electoral integrity. (Geoffrey R. Stone, University of Chicago)

About the Author
Robert C. Post is Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law and Dean of Yale Law School.

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