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Supreme Court strikes down federal aggregate contribution limits

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 2 2014

The Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission this morning, striking down the federal aggregate

"Political intelligence" activities and the STOCK Act

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

On February 2, 2012, the Senate, by a 96 to 3 vote, passed S. 2038 - The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 - "To prohibit members of Congress and employees of Congress from using nonpublic information derived from their official positions for personal benefit, and for other purposes"

FEC opens rulemaking on corporate election activity with possible far-reaching implications for politically active entities

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2012

Corporations and trade associations that are active in the federal political arena should pay close attention to a new rulemaking begun recently by the Federal Election Commission (FEC or Commission

OGE proposal to tighten executive branch gift regulations

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2011

On September 13, 2011, the Executive Branch Office of Government Ethics (OGE) proposed tightened regulations on gifts to career Executive Branch employees from federally-registered lobbyists and entities that employ in-house lobbyists

Pay-to-play survey now available

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2011

Almost two-dozen states and scores of municipalities have some sort of pay-to-play restrictions on contributions related to current or prospective government contractors

The DISCLOSE Act passes the House

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 14 2010

On June 24, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5175, known as the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act" or the "DISCLOSE Act."

Schumer-Van Hollen is as much about prohibitions as about disclosure

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 12 2010

Despite its name, the DISCLOSE Act (The Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act or Schumer-Van Hollen) is as much about campaign finance bans and prohibitions as about disclosure

Supreme Court decision could impact political advertising

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2010

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held that corporations and unions have the same right to engage in independent political speech as do individuals, including the right to expressly advocate the election or defeat of candidates

Supreme Court gives corporations their voice back

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2010

Today, the US Supreme Court held that corporations and unions have the same right to engage in independent political speech as do individuals, including the right to expressly advocate the election or defeat of candidates

2010 state lobbying and gifts survey

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2010

The Election Law & Government Ethics Practice is currently updating its annual Survey of State Lobbying and Gift Laws for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia