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Small mobile ads pose huge dilemma for FEC (and advertisers)
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2014

For the third time in recent years, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) struggled to reach a consensus on what disclaimers are required for



Lobbying and campaign contributions as honest-services fraud: two appellate courts weigh in
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

In the span of three weeks, two courts of appeals have passed on the quid pro quo element for a bribery conviction under 18 U.S.C. Section 1346, the


Ethics corner: invitation dos and don’ts for congressional and executive branch invitees
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

You are probably familiar with the basics of what kind of events your organization can invite government officials to under congressional and


STOCK Act periodic disclosure requirements amended to cover trades by congressional spouses and dependents
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

On August 16, 2012, President Obama signed into law a brief, hastily passed amendment to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012 providing that the periodic transaction reports required by the Act must be filed in connection with securities trades by a spouse or dependent child of a Member or covered employee of the U.S House


House ethics actions: Rep. Laura Richardson reprimanded; Rep. Robert Andrews investigated
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

On August 1, 2012, the House Committee on Ethics submitted a report to the full House of Representatives detailing numerous violations by Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)including violations concerning misuse of official House resources for campaign and personal purposesand recommending that the House adopt its report and, thereby, vote to reprimand Rep. Richardson


Senior executive branch employees sue to challenge the constitutionality of the STOCK Act's online disclosure requirements
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

The amendment to the STOCK Act passed by Congress on August 2, 2012 and signed by President Obama on August 16, 2012 also contained a section delaying for one month the mandate that all annual financial disclosure formsand periodic transaction reportsfiled by Members, officials and employees of the legislative and executive branches be posted and made available online to the public


FEC Advisory Opinion corner
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2012

The Federal Election Commission recently issued three noteworthy advisory opinions covering a wide range of topics


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


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