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Lobbying, Rent Seeking, and the Constitution

  title={Lobbying, Rent Seeking, and the Constitution},
  author={Richard L. Hasen},
  journal={Stanford Law Review},
Politicians across the political spectrum, from Barack Obama to Sarah Palin and Rand Paul, routinely castigate lobbyists for engaging in supposedly corrupt activities or having unequal access to elected officials. Since attaining office President Obama has imposed unprecedented new lobbying regulations, and he is not alone: both Congress and state and local legislative bodies have done so in recent years. At the same time, federal courts, relying upon the Supreme Court’s new campaign finance… Expand
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