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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


FEC revisits a corporation's restricted class
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2010

In Advisory Opinion 2010-04, issued on April 30, 2010, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) revisited the issue of a corporation's "restricted class."


FEC deadlocks on $2 for $1 PAC charitable matching program
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2009

By a vote of three to three (with four votes necessary for approval), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) failed to reach an agreement last month on an advisory opinion that would have expanded a corporation's ability to encourage PAC participation through a charitable matching program


Opposing view on congressional ethics: promote transparency
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

When a judge gets a case involving a company in which she owns stock, she must sell the stock or step downrecuse herselffrom the case


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


FEC rejects complaint against J.D. Hayworth, KFYI(AM)
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 27 2010

In a June 10, 2010, letter (the Letter), the Federal Election Commission (FEC or Commission) notified station KFYI(AM) that the Commission had dismissed a complaint against the station filed by former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods in late 2009


Supreme Court suggests possibility for expanded protection of corporate speech by setting Citizens United for reargument
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2009

In an unusual move, the Supreme Court did not issue an opinion in Citizens United v. FEC before leaving for its traditional summer recess


Bundle of joy: the FEC’s new bundled contribution disclosure rules
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2009

On February 17, 2009, the FEC published in the Federal Register final rules and an accompanying Explanation and Justification (E&J) to implement a provision of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA) requiring that federal candidate committees, leadership PACs and party committees disclose contributions bundled by federal lobbyists, their employers or their PACs


Lobbyist gifts to Obama political appointees: they can’t take it anymore
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2009

An Executive Order issued by President Obama on January 21, 2009, imposed a "lobbyist gift ban" on political appointees in the executive branch


Updated guidance regarding communications with registered lobbyists about Recovery Act funds
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2009

The Office of Management and Budget continues to refine its guidance regarding the President's March 20, 2009 Memorandum that broadly limits interactions between lobbyists and the Executive Branch regarding Recovery Act funds