A New-Age Search for a Word's Original Meaning

, The National Law Journal


As the Supreme Court once again prepares to examine money in elections, the justices should consider what the framers of the Constitution thought about corruption. And what the framers thought has been gleaned by a Harvard law professor and two of his students from each use of the word "corruption" in the founding records—325 recorded uses—and presented in an amicus brief supporting the government in McCutcheon and Republican National Committee v. Federal Election Commission.

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