This Week in Dark Money
A quick look at the week that was in the world ofpolitical dark money...
the money shot
quote of the week
"The ability to pool money into a super PAC turns out to be very significant."
Columbia Law School's Richard Briffault, explaining to ProPublica why he believes megadonors like Sheldon Adelson never independently financed political ads with the amounts of money they're now pouring into outside spending groups. Briffault is a campaign finance historian who has written extensively on super-PACs. (Also see Andy Kroll's must-read four-decade history of how super-PACs came to be.)
protest of the week
On Saturday, more than 1,000 people lay down on a San Francisco beach to create a human protest sign against Citizens United. Local cab driver Brad Newsham organized the event along with a... [via Motherjones]