| by Richie Bernardo

Joseph Reisert, the Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law, was tapped as an expert on the June 20 WalletHub piece titled “2017’s Most & Least Independent States.” In response to WalletHub’s question, “Should presidential campaigns be publicly funded in order to help ensure the president is as independent as possible from special interests?“, Reisert’s said, “I don’t think taxpayer (‘public’) funding would materially alter the amount of influence the wealthy and well-organized have on our politics, but only shift it from one place where we can more or less see it and take it into account and move it elsewhere, where we might not be able to see it as clearly.”