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The DISCLOSE Act passes the House
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2010

On June 24, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 5175, known as the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act" or the "DISCLOSE Act."


The FEC and Congress respond to Citizens United
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 11 2010

On January 21, 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations and unions have the right to engage in independent political speech, such as advertisements that expressly advocate the election or defeat of federal candidates


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."


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


Judge strikes down ban on direct corporate contributions to federal candidates, but don't open the company checkbook just yet
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

In a surprising development, the ability of corporations to contribute directly to federal candidates is one step closer to reality under a federal court’s ruling in United States v. Danielczyk


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