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Two Cheers For Super Pacs: Money In Politics Is St

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The product of two court decisions, Citizens United and SpeechNow.org v. FEC, Super PAC spending is on course to make 2012 the most expensive presidential election in history. These supercharged political action committees may spend and receive unlimited amounts of money from individuals, corporations, and unions to advocate for political candidates, as long as they are independent of the candidates' campaigns. How have Super PACs changed the political landscape? Are they good for democracy? For: David Keating, Jacob Sullum. Against: Trevor Potter, Jonathan Soros. Moderator: John Donovan.
 

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