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Regulation of Lobbying and Political Campaign Activity (2)

Political advocacy in the United States is a highly regulated industry, with political actors forced to navigate a wide array of prohibitions and requirements. Numerous decisions of the United States Supreme Court and the lower federal courts shape these rules and, since Citizens United, are currently in a state of great flux. The course will be taught from a practitioner's standpoint, with an emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of using different types of entities, individually or in tandem, to carry out political advocacy. Entities to be considered include public charities, social welfare organizations, trade associations, political action committees, so-called 527 organizations, and independent expenditure committees (superPacs).

Current & Previous Instructors:
Michael B. Trister;

This course is not currently scheduled.


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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