Don McGahn is a member and former chair of the Federal Election Commission. He has many years’ experience practicing election law, and he has thought a lot about both the law and politics of his subject. The other day, after the Cato conference on Citizens United, he sat down with Cato’s Caleb O. Brown to discuss that famous decision and its aftermath. McGahn’s thoughts are worth your time:
At the same conference, University of Massachusetts political scientist Ray LaRaja discussed his research on the impact of Citizens United on elections, spending, and the political parties. For my money, LaRaja is among the best of the young scholars working on campaign finance.