Democracy, Campaign Finance Reform, Contribution Limits, Other Reforms, Disclosure, Public Financing
This chapter looks at when constitutionally protected rights are interpreted by courts to include a concomitant right to spend money to effectuate the underlying right and when they are not. It concludes that there are two strands in our constitutional law: the Integral Strand, in which a right includes the right to spend money and the Blocked Strand, in which it does not.
Youn, Monica, ed. Money, Politics and the Constitution: Beyond Citizens United. Washington, D.C., Brennan Center for Justice, 2011, p. 57-75.