Campaign Finance

The flood of money into politics remains a matter of pressing national concern. So does the manner in which President Trump engages in a permanent campaign while serving in office.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The D.C. Circuit rejected a challenge to separate federal campaign contribution limits in primary and general elections.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of October 30, 2017

11/5/17  //  Daily Update

Many politically active nonprofit organizations and candidates have failed to pay FEC-imposed fines with few consequences, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

Updates | The Week of August 21, 2017

8/24/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump continues to break fundraising records with a focus on small donors.

Updates | The Week of August 14, 2017

8/20/17  //  Daily Update

President Trump's re-election campaign spending on Donald Trump Jr.'s defense lawyer may violate campaign finance laws.

Versus Trump: The Collusion Lawsuit

7/27/17  //  Uncategorized

On this week’s episode of Versus Trump, Charlie and Easha discuss a newly-filed lawsuit brought by private plaintiffs who allege that Trump's campaign and Trump advisor Roger Stone conspired with Russians to disclose private information about the plaintiffs. Listen now!

Easha Anand

San Francisco

Charlie Gerstein

Civil Rights Corps

Trump Jr. and Citizens United

7/13/17  //  Commentary

In a perfect world, federal election law would distinguish between foreign governments involving themselves in U.S. elections and foreign nationals doing so. Unfortunately, we don't live in that perfect world because of the Supreme Court.

Michael C. Dorf

Cornell Law School

Updates | The Week of June 5, 2017

6/11/17  //  Daily Update

Bob Bauer argues the Trump campaign's collusion with Russia may constitute a campaign finance crime.

Updates | The Week of April 17, 2017

4/23/17  //  Daily Update

The New York Times provided in-depth analysis of the unprecedented amount of money given to the Trump Administration for its inauguration festivities.

Arresting the Deterioration of Democracy

3/31/17  //  Commentary

Troubling signs abound for American constitutional democracy. It isn't (yet) too late to halt the decline. But that will require the creation and implementation of a robust democracy agenda.

Daniel P. Tokaji

Ohio State, Moritz College of Law

The Story Thus Far: Campaign Finance

3/16/17  //  Daily Update

The resignation of an FEC commissioner may have given Trump an opportunity to reshape the campaign finance landscape. Here are some useful analyses of the story thus far.

Updates | The Week of April 10, 2017

4/16/17  //  Daily Update

This week saw analysis of Justice Gorsuch's past opinions on voting rights and free speech cases.