Prof. Levinson talks campaign spending with the SF Gate

On Oct. 19, 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle published a story called "State measure spending among highest yet," and they called upon Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson for legal commentary on campaign spending.

In an excerpt from the story, Levinson said:

"The amount of money being spent in campaigns is really overwhelming," she said. "It gives the impression that politics is a game for monied interests. I think it drowns out other voices."

Levinson said it's not realistic to try to lessen the amount of money spent, given the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that money is the same as speech, but she said federal entities including the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission should be stricter about what qualifies as a nonprofit that does not have to disclose donors.