Political contributions and conduits after Charles Keating and EMILY's List: An incremental

Wardle, Geoffrey M.
January 1996
Case Western Reserve Law Review;Winter96, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p531
Academic Journal
Argues that comprehensive campaign reform in the United States is doomed to failure due to structural problems that prevent comprehensive reform from occurring. Reforming federal campaign finance; Treatment of contributions made through intermediaries or conduits; Need for a theoretical framework in developing reforms.


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