Posts by Allie Boldt

Historically, organizing to get big money out of politics has been driven largely by older, white, and male leaders, frequently missing the voices of those who are the most marginalized by the...
June 27, 2017 | Allie Boldt
Today, the Supreme Court declined to review a lower court decision upholding limits on so-called "soft money" in politics. Congress enacted these limits as part of the McCain-Feingold Act in hopes of...
May 22, 2017 | Allie Boldt
Today Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) confronted Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch about the vicious cycle facing our democracy: of severe concentration of economic power yielding...
March 22, 2017 | Allie Boldt
Today the Election Law Journal published Beyond Corruption, a peer-reviewed symposium on money in politics and the Supreme Court. The symposium was guest-edited by Professor David Schultz and...
March 20, 2017 | Allie Boldt
1. Do you agree that wealthy donors translating their massive economic power directly into political influence is a problem that should be taken into account when considering rules governing...
March 13, 2017 | Allie Boldt
The University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online has released a Special Issue on Campaign Finance exploring alternatives to the Supreme Court’s analysis in Buckley vs. Valeo, the foundational money...
May 31, 2016 | Allie Boldt
After the Watergate scandal, Congress passed FECA, a comprehensive set of reforms to limit the role of big money in politics. But 40 years ago, on January 30, 1976, the Supreme Court struck down a...
January 29, 2016 | Allie Boldt
The second democratic debate is approaching on Saturday, and the American people want to know: if elected, what will the candidates do to get big money out of our democracy?
November 13, 2015 | Allie Boldt