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Express Advocacy – Political Law News Summary

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) published an article on information released at the Council on Government Ethics Laws’ (“GOGEL”) annual conference regarding compliance with federal lobbying disclosure requirements after the enactment of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of … Continue reading

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White House Announces New Open Government Directive

The National Journal’s Under The Influence Blog published a post on the new White House directive instructing federal government agencies to increase the amount of information available on government websites and available to the public.  The directive from Peter Orszag, Director … Continue reading

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Online Privacy Issues

The Hill published an article discussing efforts by lawmakers and others to strengthen online privacy safeguards as the popularity of social media websites and internet use continues to grow.   Facebook and Google recently announced revisions to their privacy policies and … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – Political Law News Summary

BNA Money & Politics Reports published an article discussing the comments filed by party committees, the pro-regulation groups and others in response to the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the definition of “federal election activity.” Various … Continue reading

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BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) published an article about a former state lawmaker who was sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison after his guilty plea to charges of conspiracy to lie to the Federal Election … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – Political Law News Summary

Here are a few political law news items of interest: Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate in the NY-23 special congressional election, has asked supporters to contribute to his recount fund.  In Advisory Opinion 2006-24, the Federal Election Commission authorized the … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – Political Law News Summary

Roll Call ($) reports that Senators Feingold and McCain made statements on the Senate floor yesterday about the pending United States Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC. The Hill reports that many lobbyists expect to remain engaged on health care … Continue reading

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The Hill reports on the fundraising totals for the Democratic and Republican national party committees and notes that the Republican National Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee have seen an increase in small dollar contributions. Roll Call ($) reports that … Continue reading

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TechPresident posts about a new study on the use of social media by large advocacy organizations and trade associations. Center for Competitive Politics has re-launched their website with a new look.  Nice work. Politico reports on the latest Republican attempt … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – Political Law News Summary

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Supreme Court will review the conviction of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling, including whether prosecutors properly applied the denial of honest services fraud statute in the case. The National Journal reports that the … Continue reading

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Politico’s Jeanne Cummings published a piece discussing her views on recent campaign finance federal court decisions and developments.  She states that she is of mixed feelings because loosening the rules will inevitably lead to more scandals – good for journalism. … Continue reading

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The Hill published an article discussing the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) federal election activity notice of rulemaking (“NPRM”) issued at yesterday’s open meeting.  As I stated in the article, state and county political party committees will suffer if these changes … Continue reading

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The Chicago Tribune published a fascinating graph showing the number of unique visitors for Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.  It also published an article on Twitter’s plans to charge for premium accounts that provide the user with advanced analytic tools to … Continue reading

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Professor Hayward placed an oped with the Washington Examiner arguing that the ban on corporate political speech is unconstitutional as applied to small businesses.  The oped can be found here. TechPresident examines the partisan battle for Twitter from a different … Continue reading

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TechPresident reports that the U.S. Department of Justice (“DoJ”) has established a presence on social media websites Facebook and Twitter and re-launched its website.  Unlike the White House, the DoJ claims that it is not collecting and storing user comments … Continue reading

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