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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor of Law

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

Election Law, Constitutional Law I and II, Corporate Governance in a Global Market, Business Entities, Honors Colloquium and First Amendment 

Authored Pieces

“21 Things We Learned about Money in Politics in 2021,” Brennan Center Blog, Dec. 6, 2021. 

“Lawyers Risk Their Law Licenses Helping Smarmy Politicians,” Washington Monthly, Dec. 4, 2021.  

“A Little-Noticed Supreme Court Ruling Could Help Build A Dam Against Foreign Money In American Elections,” Talking Points Memo, Oct. 20, 2021. 

“Red State Lawmakers Preempt Campaign Finance Laws in Blue Cities,” The Regulatory Review, Sept. 23, 2021. 

“The Supreme Court Moves the Goalposts on Donor Transparency,” Brennan Center Blog, July 13, 2021.

“One of the oldest problems in America persists: How to protect the voting rights of non-white citizens,” SCOTUS Blog, July 6, 2021.

“What A Profane Cheerleader’s Case Could Mean For Jan. 6 Insurrectionists,” Talking Points Memo, June 23, 2021.

“More Shareholders Seek Transparency on Corporate Political Spending and Climate Change,” Brennan Center Blog, June 16, 2021.

“How Matt Gaetz’s Legal Problems Could Lead to Campaign Finance Violations,” Talking Points Memo, May 25, 2021.

“Beware of ‘Scam PACs’ and PACs that Scam,” Brennan Center Blog, May 11, 2021.

“Much Depends on Supreme Court's Review of Dark Money Case,” Common Dreams, Apr. 25, 2021.

“The Supreme Court’s Looming Dark Money Decision,” Brennan Center Blog, Apr. 23, 2021.

“Georgia’s Unique And Bloody History With Voter Disenfranchisement,” Talking Points Memo, Apr. 6, 2021.

“Corporate Backers of Georgia's New Voter Suppression Law,” Common Dreams, Apr. 5, 2021.

“Georgia’s New Voter Suppression Law and Corporate Support,” Brennan Center Blog, Apr. 3, 2021.

“Dark Money Dirty Tricks in Florida,” Brennan Center Blog, Mar. 23, 2021.

 “How the Biden Administration Can Increase Transparency for Corporate Political Spending,” Brennan Center Blog, Mar. 19, 2021.

 “Jan 6 Gives Us Yet Another Reminder That We Need To Know How Corporations Spend Money In Politics,” Talking Points Memo, Mar. 10, 2021.

“The risks of corporate political spending after the Jan. 6 insurrection,” Tampa Bay Times, Feb. 26, 2021.

“Supreme Court Ducks an Opportunity on Trump Emoluments Cases,” Brennan Center Blog, Feb. 19, 2021.

"With Second Impeachment, Trump Finds Sudden Respect for the Constitution," Brennan Center Blog, Feb. 8, 2021.

“Follow the Money Behind the Capitol Riot,” Brennan Center Blog, Jan. 25, 2021.

“How the Capitol Riot Is Affecting Corporate Political Spending,” Brennan Center Blog, Jan. 14, 2021.

“Transparency for Democracy’s Sake,” Brennan Center Blog, Dec. 21, 2020.

“20 Things We Learned about Money in Politics in 2020,” Brennan Center Blog, Dec. 8, 2020.

“Giuliani Whiffed On A Legal Question Every Law Student Knows The Answer To. But The Underlying Issue Is More Complex Than It Seems,” Talking Points Memo, Nov. 18, 2020.

“The Most Expensive Election Ever,” Brennan Center Blog, Nov. 11, 2020.

“How Trump’s Tax Records Could Point to Campaign Finance Violations,” Brennan Center Blog, Oct. 16, 2020.

 “Steve Bannon’s Dark Money Nonprofit Is in Deep Trouble,” Brennan Center Blog, Oct. 13, 2020.

“Why is Florida screaming about the pay-to-vote system it created?” The Hill, Oct. 1, 2020.

“Election 2020: Will this year be a contested presidential election?” ABC Action News, Sept. 30, 2020.

“Court Strikes Blow Against Dark Money Just in Time for the 2020 Elections,” Truth Out, Sept. 5, 2020.

“Corporate-Backed State Attorneys General Seek End to Obamacare,” Truth Out, Sept. 1, 2020.

“Bribery Charges in Ohio Illuminate the Dangers of Dark Money,” Brennan Center Blog, August 6, 2020.

“The Unlikely Winner In The SCOTUS Trump Tax Cases: Summer Zervos,” Talking Points Memo, July 28, 2020.

“Is Facebook Caving on Political Ads?” Brennan Center Blog, July 15, 2020.

“Supreme Court Allows States to Punish ‘Faithless’ Electoral College Voters,” Brennan Center Blog, July 6, 2020.

“The Pandemic Has Revealed America’s Impatience. But America Will Need Patience in the 2020 Election,” ProMarket, June 25, 2020.

“Will FL’s System of Felon Pay-To-Vote Disenfranchisement End in Time for November?” Talking Points Memo, June 23, 2020.

“This Faithless Electors Supreme Court Case Could Have Major Consequences for Presidential Races,” Brennan Center Blog, June 22, 2020.

“Follow the Money Behind Anti-Abortion Laws,” Brennan Center Blog, May 26, 2020.

“Elections During a Crisis: Vote-By-Mail is One of Several Solutions,” Talking Points Memo, May 22, 2020.

"A Win for Public Financing at the Supreme Court," Brennan Center Blog, May 15, 2020.

"The Voting Rights of Florida Citizens Hang in the Balance Once Again. The trial in Jones v. DeSantis started last week.” Talking Points Memo, May 8, 2020

“What Edgar Allan Poe’s Death And Voter Fraud Myths Have In Common,” Talking Points Memo, Mar. 12, 2020.

"Excerpts from Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's book Political Brands, " Election Law Blog, Feb 17 - 20, 2020. 

"The Easy and Not So Easy Fixes to an Election Meltdown, "Balkinization, Feb. 26, 2020.

"The SEC's Shareholder Voting Reform Runs Counter to Attempts at Democratizing Corporate America," Pro-Market, Feb. 25, 2020. 

"How Corporate Law Can Help Democracy Post-Citizens United," Brennan Center Blog, Jan. 21, 2020.

“What Rod Blagojevich's Double Impeachment Could Mean for Trump,” Brennan Center Blog, Jan. 16, 2020.

Citizens United Made My Career: I Wish It Had Never Happened,” American Constitution Society Expert Forum, Jan. 14, 2020.

“The Supreme Court Is Killing Contribution Limits Softly; A Few Years from Now They Likely Will Be Dead.” Harvard Law Review Blog, Dec. 29, 2019.

“19 Things We Learned about Money in Politics in 2019,” Brennan Center Blog, Dec. 18, 2019.

“Impeachment Inquiry Throws Spotlight on Family Favoritism in Politics,” Truth Out, Nov. 29, 2019.

The Supreme Court Considers Political Lies in the Bridgegate Case," TruthOut, Nov. 6, 2019.

“2020 Democrats Are Getting Edgier to Try to Attract Young Voters. Will It Work?,” Teen Vogue, Oct. 30, 2019.

"Congress Has Used Campaign Finance for Impeachment Before: Here's How to Do it Now," ACS Expert Forum, Sept. 26, 2019.

"The FEC is Paralyzed. It Could Not Come at a Worse Time," Talking Points Memo, Sept. 24, 2019. 

“Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Can Be Sued for Unconstitutional Profiteering,” TruthOut, Sept. 17, 2019.

“Trump's Judicial Picks Are Gutting Campaign Finance Law,” Law360, Sept. 12, 2019.

“Everyone is talking about 1619. But that's not actually when slavery in America started.” Washington Post, Aug. 23, 2019.

"Election Security Lessons from DEFCON 27," Brennan Center Blog, Aug. 20, 2019.

"SoulCycle's Halo Loses Luster over Political Fundraiser for Trump," Corporate Reform Coalition Blog, Aug. 20, 2019.

"How the Supreme Court is Rebranding Corruption," Pro Market, Aug. 8, 2019. 

“When You Use Campaign Funds To Pay For Your Pet Rabbit's Trip, You're Doing It Wrong,” Talking Points Memo, June 27, 2019.

“Unenforced Campaign Laws Will Be Broken Again,” Brennan Center Blog, June 14, 2019.

“Ignoring the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution Could Cost Trump.” National Law Review, May 21, 2019.

"Don't Rebrand Corruption," Common Dreams, May 17, 2019.

"Will the Supreme Court Go Nativist?" Brennan Center Blog, Apr. 29, 2019.

"Luckily for the Trumps, Some Laws are Hard to Break," The Atlantic, Apr. 21, 2019.

"What the Teapot Dome Scandal Has to do with Trump's Tax Returns," Brennan Center Blog, Apr. 15, 2019.

“The Sheer Weirdness of an Illegal Inaugural,” Common Dreams, Apr. 6, 2019.

"As the Muller Investigation Closes, New York Investigations Shift into High Gear," Just Security, Mar. 29, 2019.

"The President Who Keeps Crying Wolf," The Globe Post, Mar. 26, 2019. 

"Beware of Scam PACs in this Crowded Presidential Field," Brennan Center Blog, Mar. 19, 2019. 

"How Will the Courts Handle the Trump Emoluments Cases?," Truth Out, Feb. 21, 2019.

"Netflix for Democracy," Brennan Center Blog, Jan. 17, 2019.

"Trump Tries to Undermine Mueller Indictments' Legitimacy," The Atlantic, Jan. 13, 2019.

“From the Boston Tea Party to #GrabYourWallet,” Medium, Dec. 16, 2018.

“Fixing Campaign Finance Needs to Be at the Center of Democracy Reform,” Common Dreams, Nov. 27, 2018.

“Florida Voters Have the Chance the Expand the Franchise in 2018,” Harvard Law Review Blog, Oct. 11, 2018.

"Why the U.S. Has the Campaign Finance Laws that Michael Cohen Broke and What Their History Means for Trump," Time, Aug. 23, 2018.

"You Know Election Systems Are in Trouble When it Takes an 11-Year-Old 10 Minutes to Change the Result," Brennan Center Blog, Aug. 14, 2018.  

"Encouraging Progress in Prying Open Trump's Finances," Common Dreams, Aug. 7, 2018.

"What You Need to Know About Florida's Voting Rights," Shondaland, July 24, 2018.

"7 Legal Experts on How Kavanaugh Views Executive Power - and What it Could Mean for Mueller," Vox, July 11, 2018.

"It's Time for Florida to Join the Rest of the Union on Voting Rights," Brennan Center Blog, June 27, 2018.

"The Curious Campaign Role of Donald Trump's Foundation,” Truth Out, June 18, 2018.

"Missouri's Dark Money Scandal, Explained," Salon, June 2, 2018.

"Parkland High School Students Show Remarkable Political Savvy," Common Dreams, June 2, 2018.

"Is Trump's Demand for an Investigation into the FBI Legal?," Vox, May 21, 2018.

"Does 'We the People' Include Corporations?," ABA Human Rights Magazine, 2018. 

"Did Rudy Giuliani Just Get Trump in Legal Trouble?," Vox, May 3, 2018.

"A Brief Explainer on Trump's Forgotten Lawsuits," Shondaland, Apr. 6, 2018. 

"Why Federalism Keeps Me Up at Night," Brennan Center Blog, Mar. 28, 2018. 

"Why Does it Matter if the NRA Used Russian Money to Help Donald Trump's Election," National Law Review, Mar. 19, 2018.

"So Far Trump's Re-election Campaign Looks Like a Bankruptcy," Truth Out, Mar. 15, 2018.

"The Cautionary Tale of Abe Fortas," Brennan Center Blog, Feb. 6, 2018.

"Welcome to Florida, Voters (Votantes, Bienvenidos a Florida)," Shondaland, Jan. 24, 2018.

"An Insidious Foreign Dark Money Threat," New York Daily News, Jan. 19, 2018.

"Oprah for President 2020?," Truth Out, Jan. 12, 2018.

"Seventeen Things We Learned About Money in Politics in 2017," Truth Out, Dec. 27, 2017.

"Vet Them Now or Vet Them Later," Common Dreams, Dec. 26, 2017.

"Congress Could Hardwire Dark Money Into Our Democracy," The Hill, Dec. 4, 2017.

"Trumpland Has 'the Sky is Green' Problem," Truth Out, Nov. 26, 2017.

"The Supreme Court is the Only Institution in the US that Can Solve the Gerrymandering Problem," Truth Out, Oct. 26, 2017.

"What Drives Climate Change Denial?  Campaign Donations and Lobbying,"  Brennan Center Blog, Sept. 19, 2017.

"Can Trump Pardon Himself and his Children?," Salon, Sept. 14, 2017. 

"More Loving Families and Fewer Barry Blacks, " Huffington Post, Aug. 15, 2017.

"Trump is Already Profiting from his 2020 Campaign," Truth Out, Aug. 9, 2017.

"Yes. Violating Certain Campaign Finance Laws Is a Criminal Offense," Moyers & Co., July 13, 2017.

“Dark Money Turns Elections Into Trench Warfare,” Moyers & Co., June 21, 2017.

"Democracy Fails the Turing Test," Brennan Center Blog, Apr. 28, 2017.

"Will Neil Gorsuch Make the Supreme Court the Handmaiden of Corporations?," Truth Out, Apr. 13, 2017.

"Gorsuch Could Undermine Trump Travel Ban," Real Clear Policy, Mar. 22, 2017.

"The Worst $1 Million Trump Ever Saved," Common Dreams, Mar. 9, 2017.

"Trump Shows That Money in Politics Still Counts," Truth Out, Jan. 16, 2017.

"Three Men in a Room: The D.C. Edition," Moyers & Co., Dec 6. 2016.

"Why Private Prison Company GEO Goup Backed Donald Trump," Truth Out, Dec. 6, 2016.

"Drain the Swamp, Indeed." Truth Out, Nov. 18, 2016.

"Utilities Cloud Solar Power in Sunshine State," Common Dreams, Nov. 3, 2016.

"Breaking the Fourth Wall of Democracy," Bill Moyers, Oct. 20, 2016.

"What's the Matter with Kansas: the Voting Edition," Jurist, Sept.  25, 2016.

"Corporations in Politics are like a Tractor-Trailer Drifting into Your Lane," Common Dreams, Sept. 26, 2016.

"Team USA Looks A Lot Like the New American Electorate," Brennan Center Blog, Aug. 19, 2016.

"Florida is Running Out of Time to Give All Voters Equal Early Voting," Tampa Bay Times, Aug. 16, 2016.

"Could Florida of All Places Be a Leader in Campaign Finance Reform?," Brennan Center Blog, Aug. 8, 2016.

"The Strange Legal Marriage of the Anti-Choice Movement and Campaign Finance," Guernica, July 20, 2016.

"Cutting Corners in a Federal Campaign is Criminal," The Hill, June 30, 2016.

"Why 'Made in America' May Not Mean What You Think," Truth Out, June 29, 2016.

"Corporate Citizen? An Argument for the Separation of Corporation and State," ACS Book Talk, June 14, 2016.

"Clearing the Landmines of the Roberts Court," Brennan Center Blog, May 6, 2016.

"The Finances of Second Chances," Truth Out, Mar. 29, 2016.

"The Trump Campaign is brought to you by Trump Inc.," Truth Out, Mar. 17, 2016.

"As Candidates Vie For the ‘Anti-Establishment' Label, Real Establishment Lives On," Moyers & Co., Feb. 16, 2016.

"Congressional Handcuffs Should Not Block SEC From Dark Money Work," Truth Out., Jan. 21, 2016.

"2016 Will Test the Power of Super PACs," Moyers & Company, Jan. 7, 2016.

"Fifteen Things We Learned About Money in Politics in 2015," Truth Out, Dec. 31, 2015.

"Death, Chocolate and the Corporate Court," Medium, Dec. 18, 2015.

“The South Doesn't Have a Monopoly on our Racist History,” Guernica, July 9, 2015.

“The FEC and the Breakdown of the Rule of Law,” Brennan Center Blog, June 22, 2015.

“Like Man Bites Dog. The Roberts Court—and Roberts himself—upholds a campaign finance rule.” Guernica, May 4, 2015.

"A Slow-Motion Car Crash," Truth Out, May 23, 2015.

"The Smart Alice Vote," Huffington Post, Apr. 19, 2015.

"Why Cert. Denied Can Be the Sweetest Two Words," Truth Out, Mar. 24, 2015.

"Court Ruling Drowned Politics in Dark Money," Orlando Sentinel, Mar. 13, 2015.

"Dark Money Could Get Even Darker," Truth Out, Feb. 22, 2015.

"The Astronomical Scale of Money in Politics," Brennan Center Blog, Jan. 13, 2015.

"Who's Afraid of Shareholder Democracy?," Moyers & Company, Dec. 15, 2014.

"While No One Noticed, Did Vermont Just Win a Big Case Against The Republican Governors Association?" Truth Out, Dec. 10, 2014.

"Can Lisa Simpson Become President?" Huffington Post, Nov. 5, 2014.

"My One Minute of Campaign Finance Fame," Truth Out, Oct. 19, 2014.

"Erasing History One forgotten Political Expenditure at a Time," The Progressive, Sept. 5, 2014.

"Quid Pro Whoa: The New Soft Money," Brennan Center Blog, Aug. 1, 2014.

"Stop Hiding the Ball on Corporate Political Activity," Brennan Center Blog, July 2, 2014.

"Frankenstein Inc. Brought to You by Hobby Lobby," The Hill, July 7, 2014.

"America as One Big Private Gift Shop," Brennan Center Blog, June 6, 2014.

"Give Sponge Bob an Inch...," Brennan Center Blog, May 6, 2014.

"The Light Hiding Under McCutcheon's Bushel: Transparency," Huffington Post, Apr. 30, 2014.

"The Bullet Democracy Dodged," Brennan Center Blog, Apr. 21, 2014.

"Supreme Goldfish," ACS Law Blog, Apr. 4, 2014.

"How Far Can the IRS Go in Regulating Political Ads by Nonprofits?," Huffington Post, Feb. 25, 2014.

"From 'American Hustle' to the Super PAC Hustle," Moyers & Company, Feb. 7, 2014.

"Four Years After Citizens United: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," Brennan Center Blog, Jan. 17, 2014.

"To Gut Conflict Minerals Rule Trade Associations Turn to First Amendment," Al Jazeera America, Jan. 18, 2014.

"Blagojevich Tries to Blow Up Corruption," Brennan Center Blog, Jan. 9, 2014.

"Shareholders in the Dark about 'Dark Money,'" L.A. Times, Oct. 30, 2013.

"Interest Groups Will Spend to Influence Politicians," Room for Debate, New York Times, Oct. 6, 2013.

"Unstoppable Campaign Fundraiser," Brennan Center Blog, Oct. 3, 2013.

"Justices Should Think of Quarter Pounders in Latest Money in Politics Case," Moyers & Company, Sept. 25, 2013.

"Blood on Your Handset," Slate, Sept. 20, 2013.

"Scandal Built for Two," Brennan Center Blog, Sept. 9, 2013.

"Dueling Over Nonprofit Disclosure," Brennan Center Blog, Aug. 19, 2013.

"The Walking Dead Supreme Court," Huffington Post, July 2, 2013.

"The SEC and Dark Political Money," Sunlight Foundation Blog, June 17, 2013.

"Democracy's Masquerade Ball," The Hill, June 4, 2013.

"Somebody Give Bill Gates and Drew Faust a Copy of Citizens Disunited," Guernica Magazine, May 21, 2013.

"Bring Political Cash Out of the Shadows," Tampa Bay Times, May 13, 2013.

"Will the Supreme Court Get Back that Loving Feeling?," Guernica Magazine, Jan. 31, 2013.

"An Amuse-Bouche: a Short, Pithy Introduction to the U.S. Supreme Court," Judicature, Nov.-Dec. 2012.

"What a Waste of Corporate Money," Jurist, Dec. 3, 2012.

"The Jobless Could Swing the Election-if They're Actually Registered to Vote," The Atlantic, Sept. 13, 2012.

"Protect Democracy from Corporate Cash Tsunami," USA Today, July 19, 2012.

"Brinks Trucks in the Campaign," American Constitution Society Blog, July 16, 2012.

"The John Roberts Head Fake," Guernica Magazine, July 4, 2012.

"America Doesn't Need Another CREEP," Guernica Magazine, May 9, 2012.

"FCC Brings Sunlight to Elections, But the SEC Needs to Help, Too," Huffington Post, Apr. 27, 2012.

"Could Connecticut Be the First to Get Serious about Shareholders Rights Post-Citizens United?," Huffington Post and AOL News, Mar. 25, 2012.

"Could the SEC Please Give Democracy a Hand?," Thomson Reuters News and Insight, Jan. 9, 2012.

"Double Barrel Blast From Big Sky Country: Montana Rejects Citizens United," Huffington Post and AOL News, Jan. 3, 2012.

"American Corporate Political Transparency is 44 Years Behind the UK," Concurring Opinions, Nov. 16, 2011.

"OWS Meets Citizens United," Huffington Post and Wall Street, Oct. 18, 2011.

"A Growing Consensus on What to Do About Citizens United," Huffington Post and Wall Street, Sept. 25, 2011.

"Give Shareholders Say on Corporate Money," Roll Call, Aug. 4, 2011.

"11 Reasons Why We Need the Shareholder Protection Act," Business Ethics Magazine, July 13, 2011.

"Spider-Man, Stephen Colbert and the Shareholder Protection Act," The Hill, July 12, 2011 (co-authored with Lisa Gilbert).

"Did Marge have a Bake Sale or did Monty Burns Write a Check?," The Oregonian, Apr. 16, 2011.

"Citizens Get United," The Advocate, Mar. 24, 2011.

"We Can't Rely Only on Whistle-Blowers," Roll Call, Mar. 17, 2011.

"Trust but Verify...," The Hill, Mar. 1, 2011.

"New York's Race to the Bottom," New York Times, Nov. 4, 2010.

"Citizens United: Waking a Sleeping Giant," Business Ethics and Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Oct. 21, 2010.

"The Apocryphal Midterm Election," Huffington Post and Wall St., Oct. 19, 2010.

"Calling on Corporate Law to Defend Democracy: A Response to Lawrence Lessig on Citizens United," Boston Review, September/October 2010.

"Of Knighthood and Nights in the Lincoln Bedroom," San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 18, 2010 (co-authored with R. Warren Langley).

"Target's PAC Donation a Wake-up Call for Reform,", Aug. 17, 2010.

"Why Can 41 Senators Crush the Popular Will to Temper Money in Politics?," The Hill, July 28, 2010.

"The Ivy League, the Court and Diversity," The Seminal, July 1, 2010.

"Kagan and 'Citizens United,'" New York Law Journal, June 4, 2010.

"Which Checkbook?," The Hill, May 20, 2010.

"The Black Box of Corporate Money," The Hill, Apr. 30, 2010.

"Book Brief: Posner's The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy," Just Books, Apr. 22, 2010.

"Shareholder Consent is Key in Political Spending," Roll Call, Mar. 16, 2010.

"To Fix the Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision, Copy the Brits," U.S. News and World Report, Mar. 9, 2010.

"Corporate Campaigning," Forbes, Jan. 28, 2010.

"A Bad Call on Campaign Finance,", Jan. 21, 2010.

"State Lawmakers' First Step Must Be Basic Reform," Albany Times Union, Jan. 13, 2010.

"A Bench That Looks Like America: Diversity Among Appointed State Court Judges," American Bar Association Judges Journal, Fall 2009.

"Shareholders Should Hear About Political Spending," Business Week, Nov. 2, 2009.

"Keep My Investments Out of Politics," Forbes, Sept. 3, 2009.

"Is Your 401(k) Used to Influence Congress?," Roll Call, Aug. 6, 2009.

"How About Some Diversity in Courts that Aren't Supreme?,", May 27, 2009.

"Sexism & the Supreme Court Nominee," Huffington Post, May 26, 2009.

"We Are Not AIG," HuffingtonPost, May 13, 2009.

"Contribution Limits Don't Hamper Electoral Competition," American Constitution Society Blog, May 11, 2009.

"Illinois Has Much to Teach Pa," Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb. 25, 2009.

"Approaching the Whites-Only Bench,", Feb. 25, 2009.

"Nomination Process Scants Diversity," New York Law Journal, Jan. 27, 2009.

"Supreme Court Justices Should Know by Now - Money is Not Speech," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 8, 2008.

"When Money Talks, Do Voters Lose?," New York Times, Jan. 26, 2007.

Quoted and Mentioned in the Press

“Florida and Jan. 6: Where do we go from here?,” Tampa Bay Times, Jan 5, 2022.

“Covid-19 politics force state lawmakers to ponder pharma campaign cash,” Stat News, Jan. 4, 2022. 

“Executive Accountability Legislation from Watergate to Trump—and Beyond, ” 7 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs 37, Dec. 2021. 

“Consultant’s memo to FPL exec’s email alias reveals strategies for secretive political spending,” Orlando Sentinel, Dec. 17, 2021. 

“GOP election objectors rake in corporate cash,” The Hill, Dec. 14, 2021.

“Health Care Briefing,” Bloomberg Government, Dec. 13, 2021. 

“Supreme Court Abortion Ruling Paves Way for Copycat Laws,” Bloomberg Law, Dec. 10, 2021. 

“Supreme Court rules on Texas abortion law,” NBC News Now, Dec. 10, 2021.

“At the Races! Blurred Lines,” Roll Call, Dec. 9, 2021. 

“21 Things We Learned About Money In Politics In 2021,” Democracy Chronicles, Dec. 8, 2021. 

“Donors threatened to shun the GOP after Jan. 6. Now, Republicans are outraising Democrats,” Washington Post, Nov. 9, 2021. 

“2022 Races will put Election Integrity to the Test,” Roll Call, Nov. 10, 2021. 

“Court challenge to federal vaccine mandate,” CBS 10 Tampa Bay, Nov. 8, 2021. 

“Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Texas’ abortion case,” CBS 10 Tampa Bay, Nov. 1, 2021. 

“Bezczelny drenaż wyborczy. Tysiące sympatyków Trumpa ustawiają się w kolejce po zwrot pieniędzy,”  (“A brazen election ploy. Thousands of Trump supporters are lining up to get their money back”) Gazetz Prawna (Poland), Nov. 5, 2021. 

“Anna Paulina Luna spent about $38k of campaign funds for legal fight.” Tampa Bay Times, Oct. 22, 2021. 

“Here's how the Supreme Court is 'keeping foreign money' out of US politics — even after Citizens United: law professor,” Alter Net, Oct. 20, 2021. 

“Corporations That Pay the Most to Control Your Uterus,” Medium, Oct. 17, 2021. 

“Time Is Running Out to Indict Trump for His Sex Hush Money Payment to Stormy Daniels,” The Daily Beast, Oct. 13, 2021. 

“Florida GOP Jacks Up Cities’ Campaign Contribution Limits,” Sludge, Oct. 7, 2021.  

“Discussion on the controversies surrounding the current Texas social media bill,” This Morning (Korea), Sept. 14, 2021. 

“Under G.O.P. Pressure, Tech Giants Are Empowered by Election Agency,” New York Times, Sept. 13, 2021. 

“Will backing Wisconsin’s Maricopa-style ‘fraudit’ hurt legislators’ contributions?” Wisconsin Examiner, Sept. 14, 2021. 

“Here's why the DeBary Diner wants Joe Biden backers to eat elsewhere,” Daytona-Beach News Journal, Sept. 2, 2021. 

“The Long Goodbye: What’s Ahead for Andrew Cuomo?” City Limits, Aug. 23, 2021.  

“About Time,” Word & Way, Aug. 11, 2021.  

“Trump's magic mark: Republicans reap millions in donations with the ‘pre-checked box,’” Salon, Aug. 6, 2021. 

“Ninth Circuit finds that some Alaska campaign finance rules violate First Amendment,” Election Law Blog, Aug. 2, 2021. 

“Branding the U.S. Left: AOC Makes a Push Into Political Merchandise,” U.S. News & World Report, July 19, 2021. 

“Voting Laws,” Top of Mind with Julie Rose on Sirius XM, July 15, 2021.

“Matt Gaetz hired legal firm used by Jeffrey Epstein and El Chapo, campaign report shows,” Tampa Bay Times, July 15, 2021.

“Florida Lawmakers Back Cuba Demonstrations, But Raise Questions About New Anti-Riot Law,” WUSF, July 15, 2021.

“The morning read for Wednesday, July 14,” SCOTUS Blog, July 14, 2021.

“The 2020 Election Cost How Much?! with Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy,” That Can’t Be Right Podcast, July 14, 2021.

“Trump's Insurrection Is Gaining Steam Six Months After Capitol Attack,” Vanity Fair, July 6, 2021.

“Some companies pledged to halt donations to lawmakers who objected to certifying Biden's election win. They have not kept their promise.” Business Insider, July 4, 2021.

“6 Months After Capitol Assault, Corporate Pledges Fall Flat,” Associated Press, July 4, 2021.

“Calif. Donor Info Ruling May Spur Campaign Finance Challenges,” Law 360, July 2, 2021.

“SEC ‘Mission Creep’ on Climate Ups Republican Lawsuit Threats,” Bloomberg Law, June 29, 2021.

“The morning read for Thursday, June 24,” SCOTUS Blog, June 24, 2021.

“GiveSendGo data: Koch family member donated to crowdfunding campaign claiming election fraud,” USA Today, June 4, 2021.

“Branding is for Products, Not People,” Medium, May 20, 2021.

“Shareholders fight to rein in risk by demanding transparency into public companies’ political spending,” Market Watch, May 19, 2021.

“Legal Industry Pours $2.5M Into NYC Mayor's Race,” Law 360, May 4, 2021.

“A Right Wing Supreme Court Could Give Dark Money Constitutional Protection,” Background BriefingMay 2, 2021.

“Rollins College, Stetson University Professors Say Facebook’s Decision To Suspend Trump Has Hurt His Chances Of Re-Election,” WMFE, May 5, 2021.

“Dark Money!” Pacifica Radio, Apr. 27, 2021.

“Torres-Spelliscy on Branding of Asian Immigrants,” Legal Theory Blog, Apr. 26, 2021.

“Supreme Court hears case that could endanger election transparency rules,” The Fulcrum, Apr. 26, 2021.

“Corporations Bet on Both Parties, and Our Democracy Suffers,” Slate, Apr. 13, 2021.

“Et tu, Coca-Cola?” Slate Amicus Podcast, Apr. 10, 2021.

“Business Matters,” BBC World News, Apr. 5, 2021.

“What Will Georgia’s Election Law Really Do?” Bloomberg, Apr. 5, 2021.

“The Power Corporations Have In Changing Laws,” All Things Considered on NPR, Apr. 2, 2021.

“Democrats call for investigation of Brodeur's Florida Senate race, 3rd party candidate,” Daytona Beach News-Journal, Apr. 2, 2021.

“What responsibility do corporations have to weigh in on voting rights?” Marketplace on NPR, Mar. 29, 2021.

“Debunking the ‘big lie’ about the 2020 presidential election,” MPR News, Mar. 25, 2021.

“House set to move on elections overhaul as outside advocates focus on Senate,” Roll Call, Feb. 25, 2021.

“If It’s Broke, Fix It: Restoring Federal Government Ethics and Rule of Law,” Governance Studies at Brookings, Feb. 2021.

“Campaign finance laws brewing in Congress,” Legal Examiner, Feb. 22, 2021.

“Stopping Corrupt Future Presidents with Stronger Emoluments Clauses,” Democracy Chronicles, Feb. 20, 2021.

"Second Acquittal of Trump in Second Impeachment," France 24 TV, Feb. 13, 2021.

“Former President Trump’s second impeachment,” Univision, Feb. 11, 2021.

“What to expect as Trump’s second impeachment begins,” Minnesota Public Radio, Feb. 9, 2021.

“Capitol Riot Fallout: Money in Politics, One Month Later,” New York Times, Feb. 6, 2021.

“Amid pandemic, Florida’s Republican Legislature tilts hard right,” Tampa Bay Times, Feb. 3, 2021.

“Voter turnout was a 2020 bright spot, but it might not continue,” Roll Call, Feb. 1, 2021.

“‘Gondor has no king’: pro-Trump lawsuit cites Lord of the Rings,” The Guardian, Jan. 23, 2021.

“The legacy of President Trump,” BBC News, Jan. 17, 2021.

“Texas lawyer fired after Capitol riot files ambitious suit: Dissolve Congress, don't arrest him,” Salon, Jan. 22, 2021.

“The inaugural of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,” France 24 TV, Jan. 20, 2021.

“What will Biden inauguration donations go to?” Marketplace, Jan. 19, 2021.

“CEOs spurn Trump and his allies: How big a blow?” Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 15, 2021.

“Constitutional expert weighs in on freedom of speech and use of social media,” ABC Action News, Jan. 11, 2021.

“The 25th Amendment and Impeachment,” LBC (UK radio), Jan. 7, 2021. 

“Impeachment and the 25th Amendment,” ABC Action News, Jan. 7, 2021. 

“Former U.S. Senate Staffer and Professor Calls Capitol Assault 'Heartbreaking',” WUSF, Jan. 6, 2021. 

“Capitol riot,” ABC Action News, Jan. 6, 2021.

“Georgia Senate Elections,” France 24 TV, Jan. 5, 2021.

“Trump, on tape, presses Georgia election official to 'find' Trump votes,” ABC Action News, Jan. 4, 2021.

“Would Trump’s Georgia election call result in criminal charges?” The National News, Jan. 4, 2021.“Republicans sue Vice President Pence in attempt to upset election results for President-elect Joe Biden,” 10 Tampa Bay, Dec. 29, 2020.

“What Is Presidential Pardon Power And Are There Limits To Its Use?” The Source on Texas Public Radio, Dec. 15, 2020.

“The Evolution of Brand Presidents: An Interview of Ciara Torres-Spelliscy," Frank News, Dec. 13, 2020.

“At the Races: Countdown to Perdeffler v. Ossock,” Roll Call, Dec. 10, 2020.

“Congressman Michael Waltz: Supreme Court should hear Trump's case,” The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Dec. 10, 2020.

“Florida urges U.S. Supreme Court to hear Texas’ suit to overturn Biden’s election win,” Miami Herald, Dec. 9, 2020.

“Trump's Four Seasons Total Landscaping Bill: On the House,” NBC, Dec. 4, 2020.

“Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving 2020 Tweet Celebrated A Controversial Supreme Court Ruling,” Elite Daily, Nov. 26, 2020.

“They can’t agree what they’re talking about,” Politico, Nov. 20, 2020.

“Thursday round-up,” SCOTUS Blog, Nov. 19, 2020.

“Federalism and the Supremacy Clause,” ABC Action News, Nov. 19, 2020.

“USPS whistleblower not alone during affidavit, video shows,” The Grio, Nov. 17, 2020.

“The Electoral College in 2020,” WFTV, Nov. 17, 2020.

“Project Veritas could face legal liability for postal worker's ballot fraud allegations, experts say,” Salon, Nov. 14, 2020.

“Can Trump Challenge the Election Results in Court? Here's What's Going On,” Elite Daily, Nov. 12, 2020.

“Postal worker at center of legal storm as GOP fails to demonstrate election fraud,” Market Watch, Nov. 11, 2020.

“Alleging fraud, GOP seeks to overturn election results in Michigan, Pennsylvania,” Market Watch, Nov. 10, 2020.

“Defiant Trump fuels chaotic transition with legal fights,” Fusion TV, Nov. 10, 2020.

“UNews,” Univision, Nov. 10, 2020.

“US Election Results: Trump camp claims the fight has just begun,” BBC News, Nov. 10, 2020.

“Midpoint Interview by Seán Kinane about the 2020 election litigation,” WMNF, Nov. 9, 2020.

“On-going election 2020 coverage regarding legal challenges,” Bloomberg TV, Nov. 6, 2020.

“Legal fights in Election 2020,” ABC Action News Tampa, Nov. 6, 2020.

“Pam Bondi throws herself into Trump effort to stop counting votes,” Tampa Bay Times, Nov. 5, 2020.

“Intersection: Unpacking The 2020 Presidential Election,” WMFE, Nov. 5, 2020.

“Lawsuits over the American Presidential Election,” CBC Radio (Canada), Nov. 4, 2020.

“Campaign spending could continue long after Election Day,” NPR Marketplace, Nov. 4, 2020.

"11 O'Clock News," ABC Action News, Nov. 4, 2020.

“U.S. Presidential Election,” BBC Radio, Nov. 4, 2020.

“U.S. Presidential Election Undecided,” BBC World News, Nov. 4, 2020.

“U.S. Presidential Election Update,” France 24, Nov. 4, 2020.

“Election 2020 Live Coverage,” ABC Action News, Nov. 3, 2020.

“Florida’s election night — and beyond: Here’s what you need to know,” Tampa Bay Times, Nov. 2, 2020.

“US-Wahl 2020 – welche Rolle Social-Media-Ads spielen,” T3N (Germany), Nov. 2, 2020.

“Disturbance in the Caribbean has a high chance of development over five days, would be named Eta,” Palm Beach Post, Oct. 30, 2020.

“Is There a Smarter Way for Democratic Candidates to Spend Their Gobs of Money?” Slate, Oct 29, 2020.

“How The 2020 Election Could End Up In The Courts,” WMFE, Oct. 29, 2020.

“Wyoming is Using Dark Money to Help Keep Coal Plants in Other States Open,” NPR, Oct. 28, 2020.

“Why Florida's hodgepodge of voters make it difficult to predict who wins the battleground state,” 10 Tampa Bay, Oct. 27, 2020.

“The 2020 campaign money story,” Axios, Oct. 23, 2020.

“How effective is last minute campaigning? Political experts give their take as candidates make their last push to sway voters before the election.” 10 Tampa Bay, Oct. 23, 2020.

“Were political texts involving Rep. Randy Fine legal? It's complicated, experts say,” Florida Today, Oct. 22, 2020.

“Democrats seize on U.S. Supreme Court election deadlock in Barrett fight,” Reuters, Oct. 21, 2020.

“Post Investigation: These Florida voting machines ripe for Russian hackers, experts say,” Palm Beach Post, Oct. 16, 2020. 

“Experts: Florida Voting Machines Ripe for Foreign Hackers,” Government Technology Magazine, Oct. 16, 2020. 

“Opinion: Biden’s merch shop is a perfect representation of the election thus far,” Hill Top Monitor, Oct. 16, 2020.

“Florida's Hispanics Could Decide the Election,” WUSF, Oct. 14, 2020.

“How did the Biden campaign create fly swatter merch so quickly?” Marketplace, Oct. 8, 2020.

“La campagne électorale s’invite sur les billets de banque,” L’Actualite, Oct. 7, 2020.

“Wyoming’s ‘dark money’ coal campaign,” Wyoming Public Radio, Oct. 2, 2020.

“Can You Buy an Election?” Whose Vote Counts Explained on Netflix, Sept. 28, 2020.

“UNews,” Univision, Sept. 25, 2020.

“Talk of the Florida Election Being Stolen or Rigged Is Overblown, Experts Say,” WUSF Public Media, Sept. 25, 2020.

“Why the Trump Campaign Is Returning Donations to These Superfans,” The Daily Beast, Sept. 24, 2020.

“What Could Go Wrong With the Election? Well, Everything,” Refinery 29, Sept. 22, 2020.

“Here's What's at Stake If Trump Replaces RBG on the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s a lot.” Color Lines, Sept. 21, 2020.

“The Incumbent: Bending the Bureaucracy,” Government Executive, Sept. 21, 2020.

“How 'Law and Order' Became 2020's 'Build the Wall,'” NewsWeek, Sept. 16, 2020.

“Tuesday round-up,” SCOTUS Blog, Sept. 1, 2020.

“Computers, desks, lockers, back to school shopping is different this year,” Boston Globe, Aug. 28, 2020.

“What happens to the Supreme Court (and the Constitution) if Trump wins,” Vox, Aug. 25, 2020.

“Democrats push to revamp political money system that’s boosting their campaigns,” Roll Call, Aug. 19, 2020.

“Florida dealt election double whammy; busy hurricane season, pandemic,” Palm Beach Post, Aug. 14, 2020.

“How utilities use secret campaigns against climate action,” E&E News, Aug. 14, 2020.

“Alors que le regard juridique se tourne vers Trump, sa foi en la Cour suprême peut être mise à l’épreuve,” Bruxelle Marketing, Aug. 14, 2020.

“New Ohio Speaker Has His Own Ethics Issues Involving FirstEnergy,” Sludge, Aug. 10, 2020.

“Political branding during the coronavirus pandemic,” Voice of America, August 7, 2020.

“Wednesday Round-Up,” SCOTUS Blog, July 29, 2020.

“The Hartmann Report,” Thom Hartmann Program, July 27, 2020.

“What’s at stake if Trump gets to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Vox, July 21, 2020.

“8 of the Biggest Presidential Tax Scandals Throughout History,” Reader’s Digest, July 13, 2020.

“With the November Elections Looming, The FEC Can't Take Much Action,” Wisconsin Public Radio, July 13, 2020. 

“The President’s Tax Returns Stay Private, For Now,” Top of Mind on BYU Radio, July 13, 2020.

“With The November Elections Looming, The FEC Can't Take Much Action,”
Wisconsin Public Radio, July 13, 2020.

“Tuesday round-up,” SCOTUS Blog, July 7, 2020.

“Tuesday Round-up,” SCOTUS Blog, June 23, 2020.

“The CAP⋅Impact Podcast – Episode 65: Political Brands with Ciara Torres-Spelliscy,” Capital Center for Law & Policy at McGeorge School of Law, June 18, 2020.

“Tuesday Round-up,” SCOTUS Blog, June 16, 2020.

"Ex-officer Derek Chauvin voted in-person in Fla. twice despite being a permanent Minn. resident, documents show," ABC Action News, June 15, 2020.

“Report on Black New Yorkers on their Experiences with Anti-Black Racism,” NYC Commission on Human Rights, June 2020.

“McEnany May Have Voted Fraudulently From Florida Address,” The National Memo, June 6, 2020. 

“As They Scream Voter Fraud, Trump and His Press Secretary May Have Voted Illegally,” Huffington Post, June 5, 2020.

“Kayleigh McEnany may have committed fraud by voting Florida when living in DC: report,” AlterNet, June 5, 2020.

“Torres-Spelliscy on the Emoluments Clauses,” Legal Theory Blog, June 4, 2020.

“Elegy for Anti-corruption Law: How the Bridgegate Case Could Crush Corruption Prosecutions and Boost Liars,” Election Law Blog, June 3, 2020.

“Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: Dark Money and U.S. Courts: The Problem and Solutions,” Harvard Journal of Legislation, May 17, 2020.

"Monday round-up," SCOTUS Blog, May 18, 2020.

“11 legal experts agree: There’s no good reason for DOJ to drop the Michael Flynn case,” Vox, May 8, 2020.

“Trump campaign has not returned illegal donation from foreign national, FEC records show Trump Victory appears to have covered a refund to the Trump campaign’s only known foreign donor on its behalf,” Salon, May 4, 2020.

“Pete Sessions incurs legal bills — and opponent's criticism — in campaign to return to Congress,” Texas Tribune, May 4, 2020.

“Community and Connections,” Washington Lawyer, May 1, 2020.

“Fair Elections During a Crisis: Bipartisan and Diverse Blue-Ribbon Group of Scholars and Thinkers Releases Report on Urgent Changes Needed for November U.S. Elections,” Yahoo Finance, Apr. 28, 2020.

“Monday round-up,” SCOTUS Blog, Apr. 27, 2020.

“SEC rules could thwart political spending disclosure efforts Changes sought by Chamber of Commerce and other business groups,” Roll Call, Apr. 7, 2020.

“Rounding up previews of SCOTUS oral argument in ‘Bridgegate’ case,” Sentencing Law & Policy, Jan. 13, 2020.

"The Election Meltdown Paradox," Balkinization, Mar. 7, 2020.

“What's Happening With The Federal Election Commission?” Wisconsin Public Radio, Mar. 3, 2020.

"Cashing In On Justice: Three Senate Judiciary Members Outpace Colleagues in Contributions from Judicial Nominees," Roll Call, Mar. 3, 2020.

"Tuesday Round-up," SCOTUS Blog, Feb. 25, 2020.

“Can Bloomberg Buy his Way to the White House?" The Guardian, Feb. 24, 2020. 

"Trump Campaign, Republicans Spent over $1Million at Trump Businesses in 2019," Yahoo Finance, Feb. 22, 2020.

“As Bloomberg Tops Our Philanthropy 50, New Questions About Intersection of Politics and Charitable Giving,” Chronicle of Philanthropy, Feb. 11, 2020.

“House Judiciary Democrats eye campaign finance measures,” Roll Call, Feb. 6, 2020.

“Amendment to nullify Citizens United finally gets air time in the House,” The Fulcrum, Feb. 6, 2020.

“Bloomberg Campaign Ran Ads Asking Voters How He Should Spend His Money,” The Intercept, Feb. 6, 2020.

“How Ronald Reagan Is Beating Barack Obama in the Race to Name Things After Former Presidents,” NewsWeek, Feb. 6, 2020.

“She Shunned Islam And Was Embraced By Trump World. Now, She's Turned Against Them,” BuzzFeed, Feb. 5, 2020.

"Impeachment," BBC World News, Jan. 29, 2020.

"Illinois Playbook," Politico, Jan. 21, 2020. 

"Citizens United at 10," Business Scholarship Podcast, Jan. 21, 2020.

“Trump claims fundraising boosted by impeachment,” Marketplace/NPR, Jan. 2, 2020.

“Tuesday round-up,” SCOTUS Blog, Dec. 31, 2019.

“Legal scholar argues the Supreme Court is ‘killing' the bedrock of campaign finance law — and may soon crush it completely,” AlterNet, Dec. 31, 2019.

“Bloomberg Campaign Exposed for Exploiting Prison Labor,” Truth Dig, Dec. 24, 2019.

“Impeachment vote in the U.S. House of Representatives,” BBC News, Dec. 18, 2019.

“Did Trump commit bribery? I asked 7 legal experts. It's complicated.” Vox, Dec. 17, 2019.

“When Madison Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue Merge: A Review of "Political Brands," Dorf on Law, Dec. 16, 2019.

“Michael Bloomberg Splashes the Cash for 2020,” Huffington Post, Dec. 6, 2019.

“Here's what happens to a candidate's money when they drop out,” Yahoo Finance, Dec. 4, 2019.

“Trump Tax Returns,” Top of Mind, Sirius XM Radio, Nov. 19, 2019.

“Did Trump just commit witness tampering? I asked 7 legal experts.” Vox, Nov. 15, 2019.

“Rudy Giuliani's Op-Ed Defense of Donald Trump Backfires Spectacularly,” Huffington Post, Nov. 13, 2019.

“Trump Ukraine Fracas Echoes Nixon, Clinton Campaign-Law Scandals,” Bloomberg, Nov. 7, 2019.

“Tuesday round-up,” SCOTUS Blog, Oct. 29, 2019.

“How Appealing,” Above the Law, Oct. 28, 2019.

“‘The Problem Is We Need Some Money': Ridicule Follows After NBC Journalist Reports Rudy Giuliani Butt Dial,” Common Dreams, Oct. 25, 2019.

“What does the Constitution say about family members profiting from political status?,” MPR News, Oct. 17, 2019.

"Marketplace," NPR Morning Edition, Oct. 7, 2019.

"Impeachment, Inc.: Inside the Money Game of Political Maneuvering," Deseret News, Oct. 6, 2019.

"Why Democrats Bet the Ukraine Call can succeed where the Mueller Report Failed in Taking Down Trump," CBC, Sept. 26, 2019.

“Sean Hannity's sheriff friend faces mounting ethics allegations,” The Guardian, Sept. 18, 2019.

“Virginia attorney general isn't saying whether he will investigate Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Liberty University following bombshell self-dealing report,” CNBC, Sept. 13, 2019.

“‘Someone's Gotta Tell the Freakin' Truth': Jerry Falwell's Aides Break Their Silence,” Politico, Sept. 9, 2019.

"Beyond 1619: Slavery Under the Spanish Crown," The Take Away, Aug. 27, 2019.

"In the 2020 Race, Campaign Swag Matters. Can Anyone Top Trump's MAGA Hat?," Boston Globe, Aug. 24, 2019.

"Scott Maddox Is Still Listed As a Candidate For State Senate. But Could He Actually Be Elected?," WFSU, Aug. 23, 2019.

“Summer recess means fundraising events for Congress members,” Marketplace, July 26, 2019. 

“Could Trump (or any president) be indicted after leaving office? Mueller, legal experts say yes,” Politifact, July 26, 2019.

“Why Mueller said he couldn't indict Trump, explained,” Vox, July 24, 2019.

“Mueller's testimony: a preview,” Radio Times on NPR, July 23, 2019.

"Bill de Blasio Tapped His State PAC for White House Hopes,” The City, July 18, 2019.

"California Playbook," Politico, July 15, 2019.

"Thinking Small," Politifact, July 15, 2019.

"Trump Campaign Knew Consultant Was Behind Joe Biden Parody." Newsweek, July 9. 2019.  

"What Might Trump's Tax Returns Show?" Elite Daily, July 3, 2019. 

“Majority of Americans say they won't donate to 2020 presidential campaigns,” CNBC, July 1, 2019.

“Why Are US Presidential Elections So Long? Experts Say It's Built Into The Constitution,” Bustle, June 30, 2019.

“As legal glare turns to Trump, his faith in Supreme Court may be tested,” Reuters, June 19, 2019.

“Florida Republicans want only citizens to decide makeup of Congress. The Constitution says otherwise.” Tampa Bay Times, June 14, 2019.

“Can the president be prosecuted? I asked 16 legal experts. Yes, but it's complicated.” Vox, May 29, 2019.

“Feds open foreign-money investigation into Trump donor Cindy Yang,” Miami Herald, May 9, 2019.

“AG William Barr Refuses to Testify Before House Panel,” The Takeaway, NPR, May 2, 2019.

“Radicalizing the vote: 10 ideas that just might save democracy,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2, 2019.

"Tuesday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, Apr. 30, 2019. 

"An election law expert explains how Citizen's United might have spared Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner from prosecution,” Alternet, Apr. 23, 2019.

"Mueller's Report is Worse for Trump than Barr Let On." CBC, Apr. 19, 2019.

"Did the Mueller Report Find Trump Obstructed Justice?," Vox, Apr. 18, 2019. 

“Can Congress force Trump to hand over his tax returns? I asked 11 legal experts. Probably, but it's complicated,” Vox, Apr. 9, 2019.

“Harvard will train coaches on conflicts of interest after home sale,” Boston Globe, Apr. 6, 2019.

"Online Campaign Contributions in US Politics: A Conversation," Social Science Research Council, Apr. 2, 2019.

"Green New Deal: Group Tied to Shadowy Network Created $93T Estimate," E&E News, Apr. 1, 2019.

"Daily Update," Take Care, Apr. 1, 2019. 

"What Does Attorney General Barr's Summary Tell Us about the Mueller Report?" MPR News, Mar. 25, 2019.

"Law Professor Talks about Barr's Summary of Mueller Report," WMNF, Mar. 25, 2019. 

"Does AG Barr's Summary of the Mueller Report 'Exonerate' Trump? I asked 15 Legal Experts," Vox, Mar. 24, 2019.

"Background Briefing," NPR, Mar. 21, 2019. 

"Cindy Yang Helped Chinese Tech Stars Get $50k Photos with Trump. Who paid?," Miami Herald, Mar. 21, 2019.

"Major Corporations and Political Interests Gave Big Money to Jared Polis' Inaugural Committee," Colorado Sun, Mar. 6, 2019.

"Can the Internet Save Congress from 'Call Time,'" Marketplace, Mar. 4, 2019.

"Michael Cohen's Testimony and What It Means," NPR, Feb. 28, 2019.

"How Bernie Sanders Used the 'Netflix' Model of Political Donations to Raise Millions," CNN, Feb. 21, 2019.

"Trump declared a national emergency at the border. I asked 11 experts if it's legal," Vox, Feb.15, 2019.

"Impeachment is Suddenly a Real Possibility but We're Missing the Forest for the Trees," Salon, Jan. 20, 2019.

"Trump's Michael Cohen Nightmare is Just Getting Started," Vice, Jan. 18, 2019. 

"Does the Buzzfeed Report Show that Trump Obstructed Justice?," Vox, Jan. 18, 2019. 

"Where Are We with the Mueller Investigation?," MPR News, Jan. 10, 2019.

“Florida Set to Restore Voting Rights to Felons Amid Threats of Lawsuits,” Wall St. Journal, Jan. 7, 2019.

“How much legal trouble is President Trump in? We ask a law professor,” WMNF, Dec. 17, 2018.

“What Michael Cohen's sentencing means for Trump,” PBS NewsHour, Dec. 13, 2018.

“Did Trump commit witness tampering by tweet? I asked 9 legal experts.” Vox, Dec. 3, 2018.

“What does Michael Cohen's plea deal mean for Trump?” Vox, Nov. 29, 2018.

“Intersection: Recapping The Recount,” WMFE (Nov. 16, 2018).

“Everybody Chill Out About the Florida Recounts,” VICE, Nov. 13, 2018.

“Why the restoration of felons' voting rights in Florida is a big deal,” The Economist, Nov. 9, 2018.

“Will Republicans Steal Power From New Democratic Governors? It wouldn't be the first time they tried a lame-duck legislative coup.” Washington Monthly, Nov. 7, 2018.

“Florida Passes Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to 1.5 Million Felons,” New York Magazine, Nov. 6, 2018.

"Florida's governor's race draws celebrity mega donors in preview of 2020 showdown," Tampa Bay Times, Oct. 24, 2018.

"Presidential immunity shields Trump from Zervos lawsuit," The Guardian, Oct. 17, 2018.

"Voting in peril without paper trail of ballots," Canton Daily Ledger, Oct. 8, 2018.

"Corporations Are Striking Back On Ballot Initiatives," Huffington Post, Oct. 1, 2018.

"Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation," MPR News with Kerri Miller, Sept. 19, 2018.

"Here's What Experts Would Ask Brett Kavanaugh At His SCOTUS Confirmation," Huffington Post, Sept. 4, 2018.

"Here's What Experts Would Ask Brett Kavanaugh at his SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing," Huffington Post, Sept. 3, 2018.

"In State Farm Trial, Veiled Donations May Stoke Juror Anger," Law360, Aug. 31, 2018.

"What Does Michael Cohen's Plea Deal Mean for Trump?" Vox, Aug. 21, 2018.

"Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal," On Point, Aug 22, 2018.

"Expert React to Michael Cohen's Guilty Pleas on Campaign Finance," PS Magazine, Aug. 21, 2018.

"Trump Can't Count on the Supreme Court to Save Him from Mueller," VICE, Aug. 7, 2018. 

"'Dark,' 'Soft,' 'Hard' Money: Campaign Finance Primer," Patch, July 27, 2018.

"No 'Smoking Gun' of Campaign Finance Violations by Trump in Michael Cohen Tape, Experts Say," Washington Examiner, July 26, 2018.

"The Trump & Michael Cohen Tape Raises some Burning Questions," Bustle, July 25, 2018.

"2018's Most & Least Independent States," Wallet Hub, June 19, 2018.

"Patrick Stays Quiet as his Former Aide Runs for Governor," Boston Globe, June 14, 2018.

"Wednesday Round-up," SCOTUS Blog, May 23, 2018. 

"Trump Weaponizes 'Deep State' to Investigate his Investigators," NBC News, May 22, 2018.

"Did Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen Need to Register as a Lobbyist?," All Things Considered, NPR, May 10, 2018.

"The Legal Issues Facing Trump," Radio Times, May 4, 2018.

"Does Giuliani's Bombshell Prove That Trump Violated Campaign Finance Law?" KPCC, May 3, 2018

"Trump Campaign Paid Trump Bodyguard Keith Schiller's Lawyers," NBC News, Apr. 17, 2018. 

"David Hogg's Call for a Boycott of Laura Ingraham Is in the Best Tradition of Democracy," L.A. Times, Apr. 2, 2018.

"Swamp Thing," Huffington Post, Mar. 15, 2018.

"Torres-Spelliscy on Campaign Finance, Free Speech and Boycotts," Media Law Prof Blog, Feb. 23, 2018.

"Thursday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, Feb. 8, 2018.

"Federal Prison Union: Trump Privatizing to Endanger COs, Public," The Chief-Leader, Feb. 5, 2018.

"Russian Interference in U.S. Elections," C-SPAN, Feb. 2, 2018.

"Did Citizens United Help Russians Funnel Money to NRA?" TPM, Jan. 22, 2018.

"Gravel Drop: Are Federal Courts Having Their Own #MeToo Moment," Rewire, Jan. 8, 2018.

"Rehoboth Proposal to Let LLC Owners Vote Creates Stir," The News Journal, Dec. 2, 2017.

"Mueller's Russia Investigation extends Beyond Collusion," The Globe and Mail, Oct. 31, 2017.

"Wednesday Round-up," SCOTUS Blog, Oct. 25, 2017.

"Can City Hall Really Change the World?," Tampa Bay Times, Oct. 7, 2017.

"How Much Does Wall Street Charge to Manage New Mexico's Retirement Funds," International Business Times, Sept. 27, 2017.

"Did Gov. Susana Martinez Break Sec Rules in New Mexico Pension Deals," International Business Times, Sept. 20, 2017.

"Election Law Professor: Public Financing Encourages Diverse Candidates,” WUSF, Aug. 24, 2017.

"PolitiFact: The Actions of Collusion Could Lead to a Number of Charges," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 13, 2017.

"Wednesday Round-up," SCOTUS Blog, June 28, 2017.

" Vox Sentences," Vox, May 25, 2017.

"Wednesday Round-up," SCOTUS Blog, May 24, 2017.

"Corporations Gave Millions for Trump Inaugural," Bloomberg BNA, Apr. 20, 2017.

"Friday Round-up," SCOTUS Blog, Apr. 14, 2017.

"The Future of Campaign Finance Reform," Book Forum, Mar. 27, 2017.

"Ethics Office Tells Trump & Co.: Sorry, You're Not Above the Rules," Common Dreams, Mar. 10, 2017.

"Did Companies' Donations Buy a Trump Change in Private Prison Policy?", McClatchy, Mar. 4, 2017.

"Trump Inaugural Got Millions From Big Companies," Bloomberg BNA, Feb. 17, 2017.

"Tuesday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, Feb. 7, 2017.

"'Soft Money' Era Not Back Yet as Few Companies Contribute," Bloomberg BNA, Jan. 11, 2017.

“Bias on the Bench, Florida's Broken Sentencing System: Designed for Fairness, it Fails to Account for Prejudice,” Herald-Tribune, Dec. 2016.

"Why J & J, Merck Back GOP Opponents of Birth Control They're Selling," NJ. Com, Dec. 12, 2016.

"Trump's Miami Condo Man Can't Wait to Cash in Big on Election," Bloomberg, Nov. 18, 2016.

"The New Face of the American Voter," US News & World Report, Nov. 18, 2016.

"Torres-Spelliscy on Dark Money & Political Sovereignty," Legal Theory Blog, Nov. 8, 2016.

"What Rigging? No One is Stealing Any Elections Here and Voter Fraud is Not a Thing," CL Tampa Bay, Oct. 25, 2016.

"Trump's, Ethics Plan: 5 Problems with his Vow to 'Drain the Swamp,'" NJ. com, Oct. 23, 2016.

"The Agenda," SiriusXM Progress, Oct. 21, 2016.

"Torres-Spelliscy on Corporate Citizenship and the Argument for Separation of Corporation and State," The Corporate Crime Reporter, Oct. 18, 2016.

"Q & A: The Fight Against Expanding Corporate Power," The American Prospect, Oct. 13, 2016.

"Why You're Seeing More TV Ads for Governor's Races," Time, Oct. 6, 2016.

"Super Pacs Fuel Election Negativity," New Mexico In Depth, Sept. 27, 2016.

"Miami Gardens Mayoral Candidate Awarded Second Chance at Bid after Bank Error Disqualified Him," Florida Record, Sept. 23, 2016.

"Small War Chests in Gubernatorial Races Leads to Major Outside Spending," New Hampshire Journal, Sept. 23, 2016.

"Torres-Spelliscy: Corporate Citizen?," Corporate Governance, Sept. 21, 2016.

"Donald Trump, Pam Bondi and $25K : Was it Pay to Play?," PolitiFact, Sept. 21, 2016.

"Outside Money Injects Doubt into Henry County DA Race," WABE, Sept. 19, 2016.

"Get Corporations out of Politics," Huffington Post, Sept. 18, 2016.

"Big Banks Don't Follow Goldmanon Trump Donation Ban," Wall Street Journal, Sept. 8, 2016.

"Stetson University Professor Publishes Book on Rise, Resistance of Corporate Power," Florida Record, Sept. 1, 2016.

"Donald Trump and His Family Are Profiting from His Campaign," Teen Vogue, Aug. 23, 2016.

"This Week in the War on Voting," Daily Kos, Aug. 20, 2016.

"Early Voting Day, Times Vary in Central Florida," Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 18, 2016.

"Central Florida Firms Donate Record Amounts," Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 15, 2016.

"From Corporate Lawyer to Corporate Critic," Salon, Aug. 14, 2016.

"Advocates Want the Supreme Court to End the Write-In Dodge," WFSU, Aug. 12, 2016.

"Book Excerpt: 'The Year the World Changed'," Moyers & Co, Aug. 11, 2016.

"PAC It Out," Creative Loafing Tampa, Aug. 10, 2016.

"The Great Suppression,"New Books Network, Aug. 10, 2016.

"A Law Professor Answers Are Corporations Citizens?," WMNF, July 25, 2016.

"Florida Town Proposes a Ban on Super PACs - What Could Happen?," Yes! Magazine, July 21, 2016.

"Getting Illegal Foreign Money Into US Campaigns?, It's Easy, Experts Say," Moyers & Co, June 30, 2016.

"Foreign Campaign Money Subject of FEC Forum," Bloomberg BNA, June 22, 2016.

"Donald Trump's Self-Funding Includes Payments to Family and His Companies," New York Times, June 21, 2016.

"The Price of Public Money," The Atlantic, May 27, 2016.

"Eric Lynn Doesn't Have to Return your Contributions, But He Will if You Ask," Tampa Business Journal, May 4, 2016.

"Leading Advocates of 'Dark Money' Previously Supported Disclosure," The Intercept, Apr. 26, 2016.

"Past Election Data Predicted High Independent Voter Turn Out in March Election," KJZZ, Apr. 20, 2016.

"Tuesday Round-up," SCOTUS Blog, Feb. 16, 2016.

"Can Super PACs Decide the US Election?," Straits Times, Dec. 31, 2015.

"Monday Round-up," SCOTUS Blog, Dec. 21, 2015.

"States Pass Washington in Policing Political Nonprofits," Tax Notes, Dec. 17, 2015.

"Playbook," Politico, Nov. 20, 2015.

"Federal Election Commission Head to Speak at Stetson on Tuesday," Saint Peters Blog, Oct. 28, 2015.

"Torres-Spelliscy on Corporate Political Spending & Divestiture," Legal Theory Blog, Sept. 30, 2015.

“Critics slam officials for soliciting businesses that work for the county, school district,” Daily Commercial, Sept. 3, 2015.

"Conference Keys to Restore Voter Confidence Start with Campaign Finance Reform," Gotham Gazette, July 23, 2015.

“It Could Soon Be Easier For The Media To Expose Dark Money Donations By Government Contractors," Media Matters, July 14, 2015.

“Recent Research for Shareholders in Corporate Governance,” Corporate Governance, June 30, 2015.

“Is a win for direct democracy necessarily a loss for legislatures – or a win for the people?”, Legislation Law Prof Blog, July 3, 2015.

“Thursday Round-Up,” SCOTUS Blog, July 2, 2015.

“Morning Reads,” Moyers & Co., June 23, 2015.

“Abbott Opposes Curbs on Dark Money,” Texas Tribune, June 1, 2015.

"Dark Money Interview by Bill Santiago," SiriusXM, May 7, 2015

"Tuesday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, May 5, 2015.

"Morning Reads," Moyers & Company, May 5, 2015.

"How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor without Anyone Knowing," Slate, Mar. 31, 2015.

"Morning Reads," Moyers & Company, Mar. 23, 2015.

"Tuesday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, Mar. 10, 2015.

"Money Talks: Must-Read Stories About Money and Politics," Moyers & Company, Feb. 24, 2015.

"States Consider Requiring Shareholders to Approve Political Gifts," Huffington Post, Feb. 17, 2015.

"Thursday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, Feb. 12, 2015.

"Most Campaign Cash to NJ House Members Came From Out-of-State Donors,", Jan. 17, 2015.

"Influence," Politico, Dec. 19, 2014.

"Thursday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, Dec. 18, 2014.

"Playbook," Politico, Nov. 20, 2014.

"Chevron Spent Millions to Influence These Local Elections - And Lost Big," Think Progress, Nov. 5, 2014.

"How Mitch McConnell is Bending Every Last Campaign Finance Rule," The Nation, Oct. 21, 2014.

"End the Flood of Dark Money in Politics," CNN, Sept. 11, 2014.

"Torres-Spelliscy on Parallels Between Establishment Clause & Campaign Finance Jurisprudence," Legal Theory Blog, Aug. 4, 2014.

"Tuesday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, July 8, 2014.

"SCOTUS Decision Says Religion is an OK Reason to Deny Contraception to Employees," WMNF, June 30, 2014.

"Friday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, June 20, 2014.

"The Policy Implications of Campaign Contributions," Judicature, May/June 2014.

"Pay-to-Play Laws Celebrate 20th Anniversary," NPR's All Things Considered, Apr. 25, 2014.

"Monday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, Apr. 7, 2014.

"Florida Bar Task Force Examines 'Concerning' Minority Judge Numbers," WFSU, Mar. 11, 2014.

"Money in Politics: Legal Experts Contemplate the Four Years Since Citizens United," WMNF, Feb. 28, 2014.

"The Billionaires' Boys Club" Slate, Feb. 1, 2014.

"Can Elections Be Fair with Corporate Donations?" DNA TV on Fusion, Jan. 14, 2014.

"Conflict Minerals," DNA TV on Fusion, Jan. 9, 2014.

“Corporate Campaign Contributions Issue Falls off SEC Regulatory Agenda,” Al Jazeera America, Dec. 6, 2013.

“Political Corporate Contributions Won't Be Aired in Daylight,” The Daily Beast, Dec. 5, 2013.

"Campaign Finance at the Supreme Court," Bay New 9, Nov. 26, 2013.

"Monday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, Oct. 7, 2013.

"The Hidden Danger in the Supreme Court's 'McCutcheon' Case," The Nation, Oct. 7, 2013.

"The Meaning of a Five Dollar Dress," Plan B Nation, Boston Globe, Sept. 21, 2013.

"Monday Round-Up," SCOTUS Blog, July 8, 2013.

"Governors' Groups Rely Increasingly on 'Dark Money' Affiliates," Center for Public Integrity, April 4, 2013.

"An Inclusive Judiciary Is a Work in Progress," New York Law Journal, Jan. 22, 2013.

"Lawyer Cited for Blasting Justin Timberlake Wins Case with Florida Supreme Court," Tampa Bay Times, Dec. 14, 2012.

"How Outside Money was Poured into Governors' Races," NBC News, Dec. 12, 2012.

"After a $6-Billion Campaign Bill, It's Time for a Price Check on Democracy," The Globe and Mail, Nov. 6, 2012.

"Mystery Firm is Election's Top Corporate Donor at $5.3 Million," NBC News and Center for Public Integrity, Nov. 2, 2012.

"Negative Fallout," The Register-Guard, Nov. 4, 2012.

"Super PACs, Nonprofits Favored Romney Over Obama," Center for Public Integrity and Open Secrets Blog, Oct. 30, 2012.

"Pennsylvania Governor Benefited from Untraceable $1.5 Million Donation," Center for Public Integrity, Oct. 18, 2012.

"Cash from Wisconsin Rocked Pennsylvania Governor's Race," Wisconsin Watch, Oct. 18, 2012.

"Citizens United Decision Affecting States' Uniqueness, Speakers at UM Say," Missoulian, Sept. 29, 2012.

"'Secret Money' Taking Over Campaign Funds," USA Today, Sept. 1, 2012.

"Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election," The Nation, Aug. 30, 2012.

"What Do They Want in Return?" Fox
, Aug. 29, 2012.

"Flood of Secret Campaign Cash: It's Not All Citizens United,
" Pro Publica, Aug. 23, 2012.

"Super PACs Can't Give $1 Million to a Congressman But This One Did," Mother Jones, July 26, 2012.

"Million-dollar Donation in Indiana Race May Skirt Limits on Corporate Giving," iWatch News, July 26, 2012.

"RGA's Indiana Shell Game," Huffington Post, July 26, 2012.

"Take Focus Off the Court,", June 27, 2012.

"In the Dark," Journal Gazette, May 20, 2012. 

"State Legislatures May Be Next Battleground for Post-Citizens United Shareholder Protection Proposals," ThinkProgress, Mar. 27, 2012.

"Advocates: Malloy Plan 'Betrays Spirit' of Reforms," Connecticut Mirror, Mar. 26, 2012.

"Connecticut Legislators Set Focus on Campaign Finance Reform," New Haven Register, Mar. 26, 2012.

"Time to Revive Democracy in the U.S.: Tell Shareholders How Their Dollars Are Used in Politics," The Nonprofit Quarterly, Jan. 11, 2012.

"The Controversy over Florida's Election Law Changes and Corporate Political Donations," WMNF, Jan. 6, 2012.

"No Voting After Church?," The Root, Jan. 5, 2012.

"Florida Early Voting Limits Could Negatively Affect Blacks, Latinos," Huffington Post, Jan. 4, 2012.

"Elections Expert: New Florida Law Could Affect Church Efforts to Get Out the Vote," Florida Independent, Nov. 14, 2011.

"Florida's New Voting Law May Impact Minorities," WMNF, Nov. 11, 2011.

"The Counter-Reformation," Huffington Post, Sept. 27, 2011.

"A Blockbuster Case Yields an Unexpected Result," New York Times, Sept. 19, 2011.

"Congressional Democrats Seek Corporate Disclosure Post-Citizens United," Huffington Post, July 13, 2011.

"Citizens United: The Shareholders Strike Back," Mother Jones, June 1, 2011.

"Transparency v. Free Speech," National Journal, May 22, 2011.

"All Things Considered," National Public Radio, May 13, 2011.

"For Public Financing Reform, All Eyes on New York State," Huffington Post, March 19, 2011.

"Analyst: N.M. Has Weak Campaign Finance Laws," The New Mexican, Mar. 1, 2011.

"Brennan Center Steps Up Calls for Campaign Finance Reform," Capitol Tonight, Jan. 20, 2011.

"A Cautionary Tale of Corporate Political Spending Emerges in Minnesota," ABA Journal, Oct. 22, 2010,

"For Your Ears Only/Newsweek On Air," WNYC, Oct. 9, 2010.

"The Invisible Rivers of Campaign Money," The Take Away, NPR, Oct. 1, 2010.

"30 Issues: Money & Politics - LLC Loophole," Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, Sept. 24, 2010.

"Cuomo Accepts Millions of Dollars from Obscure Business Entities," WNYC, Aug.18, 2010.

"Incoming Justice Kagan Celebrates Her Confirmation With Obama," NY1, Aug. 6, 2010.

"For Your Ears Only/Newsweek On Air," WNYC, July 2, 2010.

"Live Commentary on the Kagan Nomination Hearings," NY1, June 29-30, 2010.

"Lawmakers Seek Greater Disclosure of Political Ads," NHPR, May 27, 2010.

"Still Struggling Despite Stepped-Up Efforts, State Has Few Minorities in Pool of Prospective Judges," Connecticut Law Tribune, May 3, 2010.

"Obama Voices Concerns Over Corporate Influence," L.A. Times, May 1, 2010.

"DISCLOSE Act Introduced To Respond To Citizens United Ruling," National Law Journal, Apr. 29, 2010.

"Campaign Donations: Access or Ideology?," Fox Business, Apr. 22, 2010.

"States Act to Revise Judicial Selection," USA Today, Mar. 31, 2010.

"Supreme Court Ruling Changes Campaign Landscape for Big Business," Fox Business, Feb. 12, 2010.

"How Corporations Secretly Move Millions to Fund Political Ads," The Raw Story, Feb. 4, 2010.

"NYC May Provide New Model After Supreme Court Campaign-Finance Ruling," WNYC, Jan. 21, 2010.

"The Big Question: Will Corporate Money Change Campaigns?," The Hill, Jan. 21, 2010.

"State of the State," WBAI Evening News, Jan. 6, 2010.

"Election Spending: Reformers on Flood Watch," National Journal, Nov. 7, 2009.

"Sonia Sotomayor's Nomination Draws Focus to the Gains of Minority and Female Judges Nationwide," Christian Science Monitor, July 24, 2009.

"Pruning a Jungle," The Economist, Apr. 23, 2009.

"Making the Judiciary Look More like America," NPR's The Takeaway, Feb. 27, 2009.

"Think Tank Finds Diversity Still Lacking on Bench in Md," Daily Record, Feb. 2, 2009.

"Opportunity is Knocking for Legal Diversity," Providence Journal, Jan. 27, 2009.