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GAO issues report on "political intelligence"
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2013

On April 4, 2013, the Government Accountability Office issued its long-anticipated report on "political intelligence," its role in the financial


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


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


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


FEC opens rulemaking on corporate election activity with possible far-reaching implications for politically active entities
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

Corporations and trade associations that are active in the federal political arena should pay close attention to a new rulemaking begun recently by the Federal Election Commission (FEC or Commission


Former congressman Mark Siljander sentenced for FARA violation
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2012

On January 11, 2012, Mark D. Siljander, former Member of Congress from Michigan, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, in Kansas City, to one year and one day, without parole, in federal prison for obstruction of justice and for acting as an unregistered foreign agent, in violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA


U.S. Supreme Court stays Montana campaign finance decision
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2012

On February 17, 2012, the United States Supreme Court stayed the ruling of Montana’s highest court in American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock


Lobbying Disclosure Act: updated guidance and upcoming reporting dates
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

Pursuant to its statutory authority to issue guidance on the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), the Secretary of the U.S. Senate and the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives issued revised LDA guidance on December 15, 2011


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


States respond to Citizens United
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

On January 21, 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations and unions may use general treasury funds to make independent expenditures for speech that is an electioneering communication or for speech expressly advocating the election or defeat of a candidate