Wood opinion piece featured in The Hill: Disclosure can encourage political speech

Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Abby K. Wood, Assistant Professor of Law, Political Science and Public Policy at University of Southern California and her co-author Michael D. Gilbert is Sullivan & Cromwell Professor of Law at University of Virginia have contributed an op-ed to The Hill on disclosure during elections.

Earlier this week, both the Clinton and Trump campaigns contacted supporters advising that this is the “last opportunity to see your name on a major FEC report before Election Day.” 

It is obviously a shill: the campaigns want money. But behind the sales pitch lies an idea. Maybe forcing people to disclose their political giving isn’t so bad. Maybe disclosure does exactly the opposite of what its detractors say.

Read the full piece here.