Money in politics has risen to the forefront of the public political consciousness in the decade since Citizens United v. FEC. At the root of the issue are deeply flawed Supreme Court rulings on the constitutional protection afforded to political spending and the definition of regulable "corruption," which have exacerbated issues in the American campaign finance system and effectively legalized political bribery. The purpose of this comment is to highlight the impact of campaign finance on public policy and ultimately propose that we, the American people, must amend our Constitution to restore a representative democracy.
Conrad Foreman, Money in Politics: Campaign Finance and Its Influence Over the Political Process and Public Policy, 52 UIC J. Marshall L. Rev. 185 (2018)