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Supreme Court strikes down federal aggregate contribution limits
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2014

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


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


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


"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"


Leaked draft of presidential executive order would require contractors to report political spending
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

In April, a draft Presidential Executive Order (the E.O.) was leaked and generated immediate controversy


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


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


Ethics roundup: the pace picks up in the House
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

July and August were unusually active and - in one respect - groundbreaking months in the House ethics arena


District Court upholds ban on foreign national contributions and expenditures
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

On August 8, 2011, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the FEC's motion to dismiss the complaint of two foreign citizens, in the United States on temporary visas, alleging that the statutory ban on contributions, donations and expenditures by foreign nationals in connection with U.S. elections violates the First Amendment to the Constitution


FEC settlement paves the way for hybrid PACs
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

Litigation between the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the National Defense PAC (NDPAC) recently took an important turn