Monthly Archives: February 2010

Disclosure Emerges As Another Battle Front In The Post-Citizens United World

The New York Times published an article today discussing the issue of donor disclosure for nonprofit corporations and other organizations that may sponsor express advocacy advertisements.  The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the disclaimer and disclosure requirements for express advocacy advertisements … Continue reading

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Joint Fundraising Committees In The News

Politico recently published an article discussing the use of joint fundraising committees by federal candidates and political party committees to increase fundraising totals.

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FEC Releases Witness List For Hearing On Proposed Coordinated Communications Rules

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just released the witness list for the coordinated communications rulemaking hearings to be held on March 2nd and 3rd.  The comments filed in response to the original coordinated communications notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) can be … Continue reading

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FEC News – FEC Takes Final Action On Six Enforcement Matters

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) recently made public the results of six Matters Under Review (commonly referred to as “enforcement matters” or “cases”).  In one matter, the FEC dismissed a complaint against the Obama presidential campaign alleging conversion of campaign funds for … Continue reading

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Midterm Elections May Cost $3.7 Billion

Politico published an article regarding a study concluding that the total cost of 2010 midterm elections may be as high as $3.7 billion.  The estimate does not include anticipated spending by corporations, labor unions and nonprofit organizations in the wake of the … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Footprint Inside The Beltway

Politico posted an interesting piece profiling Facebook’s Washington, DC office and their mission.  The post can be found here.

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Express Advocacy – Political Law News Summary

Here are a few more links discussing Citizens United  and other topics of interest in today’s political law news summary: “Countering the Court”- the Los Angeles Times editorializes that the Congressional Democrats’ current legislative framework designed to chill corporate political speech … Continue reading

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White House To Actively Support Citizens United Legislation

Politico reports that the White House is making plans to shift its policy agenda from “change” t0 “reform.”  A significant component of this new effort will be campaign finance reform legislation.   The campaign committee leaders for the Congressional Democrats in … Continue reading

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Washington Post Conducts Poll On Citizens United

The Washington Post published an article this morning releasing the results of a poll on whether respondents support or oppose the Supreme Court’s holding in Citizens United v. FEC.  The article states that respondents overwhelmingly oppose the Citizens United holding … Continue reading

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The White House, Twitter, And The Citizens United Decision

Politico published an interesting story this morning regarding the use of Twitter by White House officials to take their message directly to the public and push back when they believe reporters are not fairly presenting their side of the story.  … Continue reading

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Washington Post Skeptical Of Democrats’ Citizens United Legislation

The Washington Post published an editorial this morning on the Congressional Democrats’ legislative proposals designed to chill corporate speech and protect their incumbents in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  While the Post supports the disclosure provisions … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – Political Law News Summary

Today’s political law news summary focuses on the Obama administration’s lobbying reform efforts and whether the pro-regulation groups are satisfied, and the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) coordinated communications rulemaking. Lobbying Issues The Washington Post published an article over the weekend … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – Political Law News Summary

Today’s political law news summary focuses on the legislative efforts by Congressional Democrats to protect their incumbents and chill corporate political speech in the wake of Citizens United. “Dems Try To Blunt SCOTUS Decision” – Politico’s headline on the recent … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) released the latest edition of the Weekly Digest. The February 2010 edition of The Record, the FEC’s monthly publication on recent developments, can be found here.  The Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Coordinated Communications … Continue reading

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FEC Issues Another Statement on Citizens United Decision

The Federal Election Commisssion (“FEC”) issued another statement updating the regulated community regarding the actions it will be taking in the coming weeks to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision.

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