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McCutcheon v. FEC paves way for new challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2014

In one of the most highly publicized decisions of this Term, the Supreme Court in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission invalidated all aggregate


Maybe the LDA does have teeth: DOJ files an unprecedented enforcement action
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

On June 7, 2013in a first-of-its-kind actionthe Department of Justice (DOJ), through the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the


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


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


OMB issues final guidance banning lobbyists on federal boards
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

On October 5, 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued final guidance implementing a ban on the appointment of federally registered lobbyists to federal advisory committees and other boards and commissions


Are you Tampa or Charlotte bound? The National Party conventions and FECgift rules
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2012

With the major party presidential nominating conventions fewer than four months away, if your corporation or trade association is interested in providing assistance in connection with the conventions or is interested in sponsoring events at the conventions, the time to plan is now


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


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


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