Bradley A. Smith

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Bradley A. Smith is the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and the Founder and Chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics in Alexandria, Virginia.
Professor Smith served on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) from 2000 through 2005, including as the Commission’s Vice-Chairman in 2003 and Chairman during the presidential election year of 2004. During his tenure, Wall Street Journal dubbed Smith “the only honest man in this bordello.”
Professor Smith’s writings have appeared in such academic journals as the Yale Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, and Pennsylvania Law Review, and in popular publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and National Review. His 2001 book, “Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform,” (Princeton University Press) was praised by…

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