Category Archives: Internet

United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link to the FEC litigation page … Continue reading

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“Twitter Becomes A Key Real-Time Tool For Campaigns”

The Washington Post published an interesting article concerning the role Twitter plays in campaigns and grassroots lobbying.

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“Political Advertising Data May Go Online”

Politico reports that the station information regarding political advertising may soon be available online.  This has the potential to be an interesting development since it will make it easier for candidates, political parties, and outside groups to monitor everyone’s media buys.

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“Presidential Campaigns Seek Fundraising’s Holy Grail: Mobile Donations”

The Huffington Post reports on the latest efforts to develop a platform that will permit campaigns to receive contributions via a contributor’s mobile device.

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“ICANN Facing Growing Pressure Over New Domain-Name Plan”

National Journal reports on the push back by the business community regarding ICANN’s plan to expand the number of available domain names.

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“The G.O.P.’s Very Rapid Response Team”

The New York Times reports on the latest developments in the political messaging wars.

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FEC Data Update

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) made some substantial improvements to its website.  Among the improvements are lists from the Press Shop on various topics such as each individual who filed a statement of candidacy for President of the United States, … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of August 8-12, 2011 is available here.

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“Facebook: Exempt Us From FEC Rules”

Politico reports on an advisory opinion request before the Federal Election Commission filed by Facebook seeking confirmation that political ads placed on the social media platform are not required to contain a paid for by disclaimer.

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“Candidates Vie To Star In ‘The Social Network,’ 2012 Edition”

The National Journal reports on how presidential campaigns are embracing social media to drive their messages.

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“Twitter, Facebook And YouTube Now Crucial to Presidential Campaigns”

The Los Angeles Times published this report on the use of social media by presidential campaigns.

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FEC Readies Interactive 2012 Presidential Map

The FEC Disclosure Data Blog reports that the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) website will soon include an interactive 2012 Presidential Map that will permit visitors to search specific data points, including a contributor look up feature.  The 2008 Presidential Map is … Continue reading

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“Digital Technology Helps Create Platform for Political ‘Pamphlets’”

Technology continues to lower the barriers to political participation.  Interesting article from the Wall Street Journal ($).

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“Obama Faces Brave New Web World In 2012″

Politico just published this fascinating article discussing how technology has changed since the President was first elected in 2008 and the resulting challenges.

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“Chief Justice Checks Out A Website For Constitutional Ammunition In Campaign Finance Case”

The ABA Journal published this interesting post about an exchange between Chief Justice Roberts and one of the attorneys during yesterday’s arguments.

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