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Regulating Political Contributions by State Contractors: The First Amendment and State Pay-to-Play Legislation

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dc.contributor.author Reed, Melanie D.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T20:55:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T20:55:51Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation 34 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 635 (2008) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/376
dc.description.abstract In this article, Professor Reed discusses recent legislation aimed at eliminating so-called “pay-to-play” between state contractors and state political candidates. The article begins by providing a high-level overview of the types of law state legislatures have passed, focusing on six states with generally applicable pay-to-play laws: Connecticut, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia. The article then discusses the First Amendment issues raised by these state laws. Finally, it concludes that states passing pay-to-play laws should tailor the reach of such laws to focus on those contributors and recipients closely related to state contractors. States also can build additional safeguards into pay-to-play legislation by requiring open and competitive bidding of state contracts or by prohibiting earmarked contributions. en_US
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dc.subject pay-to-play laws en_US
dc.subject First Amendment en_US
dc.title Regulating Political Contributions by State Contractors: The First Amendment and State Pay-to-Play Legislation en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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