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Supreme Court applies Citizens United decision to state laws in American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2012

On July 25, the Supreme Court summarily reversed (by a 5-4 vote) the Montana Supreme Court’s decision in American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock, a decision that had upheld the state’s restrictions on corporate spending in connection with candidate elections

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

House and Senate undertake inquiries into “political intelligence” activities

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 16 2013

There is no currently pending legislation regarding political intelligence regulation or disclosure. Although they have not yet proposed new

FEC issues advisory opinion on mobile fundraising webpages

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 15 2011

On July 21, 2011, the Federal Election Commission (FEC or the Commission) adopted Advisory Opinion 2011-13, which addresses the use of fundraising disclaimers on standard and mobile webpages

Senate Ethics Committee issues tough guidance on post-employment contacts

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2012

On May 24, 2012, the Senate Ethics Committee issued a general advisory memo to the Senate community on the post-government employment contact ban arising under both federal criminal law and Senate rules

SEC proposes pay-to-play ban for investment advisers

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2009

On August 7, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published proposed rules that would impose a pay-to-play contribution ban on investment advisers who work for or seek to work for states and localities

FEC amends coordination rules effective December 1, 2010

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2010

As previously reported in the November 2009 edition of Election Law News, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has been working on amending its coordination rules to conform them to a court order

Congress updates LDA guidance

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

On December 23, 2009, the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House issued updated guidance for the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA

Justice Department settles first post-HLOGA LDA enforcement case

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

The U.S. Department of Justice recently reached an agreement with WayPoint Consulting, a lobbying firm, to settle a civil enforcement case involving violations of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA

FEC issues guidance for PACs seeking to make independent expenditures

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2011

In August 2011, Carey v. FEC effectively mandated that the Federal Election Commission permit nonconnected political action committees to accept unlimited contributions from corporations and labor organizations for the sole purpose of making independent expenditures in connection with federal elections, on the condition that the funds be maintained in a separate bank account