As the race for the White House intensifies, so does the question of campaign financing. And the answer to where the money is coming, and how it is reaching candidates, is only getting more complicated.
Despite the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, a new report from the New York Times reveals that corporations aren’t putting very much money into super PACs. Instead, they're increasingly channeling their money through tax-exempt non-profits anonymously.
When corporations donate to super PACs, this is disclosed in a donor list, even if they choose to donate anonymously. But when a corporation donates money though a non-profit, that corporation can actually remain anonymous.
Richard Briffault is a professor at Columbia Law School and has been following changes in campaign financing.