Category Archives: Kang, Michael

Michael Kang (Emory University School of Law)

The Year of the Super PAC

Michael S. Kang, The Year of the Super PAC, 81 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1902 (2013). Abstract:  2012 was the year of the Super PAC. In the first presidential election cycle since their development, Super PACs raised almost one billion dollars and … Continue reading

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Sore Loser Laws and Congressional Polarization

Barry C. Burden, Bradley Jones & Michael S. Kang, Sore Loser Laws and Congressional Polarization (2013), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2354168. Abstract:  To enhance explanations for party polarization in the U.S. Congress, we focus on an unappreciated legal structure known as the sore loser law. By … Continue reading

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Campaign Disclosure in Direct Democracy

Michael S. Kang, Campaign Disclosure in Direct Democracy, 97 Minn. L. Rev. 1700 (2013). Abstract:  Not long ago, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor declared disclosure the “‘cornerstone’ to effective campaign finance reform,” but campaign disclosure laws now are under legal and … Continue reading

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The Partisan Foundations of Judicial Campaign Finance

Michael S. Kang & Joanna Shepherd, The Partisan Foundations of Judicial Campaign Finance (2013) (forthcoming Southern California Law Review), available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2129583. Abstract:  In this comprehensive empirical analysis of judicial campaign finance, we find a predictive relationship between contributions to judges and judicial decisions … Continue reading

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The End of Campaign Finance Law

Michael S. Kang, The End of Campaign Finance Law, 98 Va. L. Rev. 1 (2012). Abstract:  The Article argues that Citizens United v. FEC ended campaign finance law as we long knew it, but along lines that have little to do … Continue reading

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The Partisan Price of Justice: An Empirical Analysis of Campaign Contributions and Judicial Decisions

Michael S. Kang & Joanna Shepherd, The Partisan Price of Justice: An Empirical Analysis of Campaign Contributions and Judicial Decisions, 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 69 (2011). Abstract:  Do campaign contributions affect judicial decisions by elected judges in favor of their contributors’ interests? … Continue reading

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Sore Loser Laws and Democratic Contestation

Michael S. Kang, Sore Loser Laws and Democratic Contestation, 99 Geo. L.J. 1013 (2011). Abstract:  Courts have spent a decade striking down party reforms aimed at reducing the ideological polarization of the two major political parties, but this Article proposes a … Continue reading

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