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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy - Publications

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Assistant Professor of Law

A.B., Harvard University
J.D., Columbia School of Law

Courses:
Election Law, Constitutional Law, Corporate Governance in a Global Market


Professor Torres-Spelliscy's scholarship is available for download for free on the Social Science Research Network, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=584767

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Law Review Articles

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Safeguarding Markets from Pernicious Pay to Play: A Model Explaining Why the SEC Regulates Money in Politics, 12(2) Connecticut Public Interest L. J. 361 (2012-2013), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2184554

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Taking Opt-In Rights Seriously: What Knox v. SEIU Could Mean for Post-Citizens United Shareholder Rights, 74(1) Montana L. Rev. 101 (2013).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, How Much Is an Ambassadorship? And the Tale of How Watergate Led to a Strong Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and a Weak Federal Election Campaign Act, 16(1) Chapman L. Rev. 71 (Spring 2012).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, The $500 Million Question:  Are the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations Really State PACs Under Buckley's Major Purpose Test?, 15 NYU J. of Legislation & Public Policy 485 (Spring 2012).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy & Kathy Fogel, Shareholder-Authorized Corporate Political Spending in the United Kingdom, 46 U. of San Francisco L. Rev. 479 (Spring 2012).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Has the Tide Turned in Favor of Disclosure? Revealing Money in Politics After Citizens United and Doe v. Reed, 27 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 1057 (Summer 2011).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Hiding Behind the Tax Code, the Dark Election of 2010 and Why Tax-Exempt Entities Should Be Subject to Robust Federal Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws, 16 Nexus: Chap. J. L. & Pol'y 59 (2011).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy & Ari Weisbard, What Albany Could Learn from New York City: A Model of Meaningful Campaign Finance Reform in Action, 1 Albany Gov't L.R. 194 (2008).

Ciara Torres, Housing in the Heartland: An Examination of the Hollman v. Cisneros Consent Decree, the Politics of Racial Concentration and the Possibilities Offered by Democratic Experimentalism, 17 Nat'l Black L.J. 98 (2003).

 

Book Chapters

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Corporate Political Spending & Shareholders' Rights: Why the US Should Adopt the British Approach in Risk Management and Corporate Governance, Jalilvand & Malliaris, eds., Routledge (2011).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Monique Chase and Emma Greenman, Improving Judicial Diversity, in Women and the Law, Moriarty, ed., Thompson West Reuters (2009).

 

Policy Reports

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, The SEC and Dark Political Money: An Historical Argument for Requiring Disclosure (Corporate Reform Coalition 2013).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Transparent Elections after Citizens United (Brennan Center 2011).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Ed., Writing Reform: A Guide to Drafting State & Local Campaign Finance Laws (Brennan Center 2010 Revised Edition).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Corporate Campaign Spending: Giving Shareholders A Voice (Brennan Center 2010).

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Kahlil Williams & Dr. Thomas Stratmann, Electoral Competition and Low Contribution Limits (Brennan Center 2009).

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