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Ineffective by Design: A Critique of Campaign Finance Law Enforcement in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom

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dc.contributor.author Skahan, Kelly Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-24T18:31:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-24T18:31:34Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04
dc.identifier.citation 27 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 577 (2018) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1802
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 27, Number 2, April 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Though ostensibly tasked with enforcing their respective nations’ campaign finance laws, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”), Australian Electoral Commission (“AEC”), and Electoral Commission (“EC”) are woefully unable to meaningfully address the evolving nature of campaigns or enforce existing regulations in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, respectively. Attempts at enforcement are cut off at the knees by political infighting, half-hearted grants of independent authority, and a lack of institutional support. Conversely, the New York City Campaign Finance Board (“CFB”) is recognized as an example of meaningful enforcement and relative political independence. By implementing changes that translate the CFB’s municipally-successful structure to federal agencies, the FEC, AEC and EC could become more effective in the enforcement of existing laws and better at adapting to the changing face of elections. Cite as: Kelly Ann Skahan, Ineffective By Design: A Critique of Campaign Finance Law Enforcement in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, 27 WASH. INT'L L.J. 577 (2018). en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title Ineffective by Design: A Critique of Campaign Finance Law Enforcement in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2018 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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