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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 rules that corporation's directors are part of PAC's restricted class
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2010

In Advisory Opinion 2010-12 issued on August 13, 2010, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) addressed whether a corporation's board of directors are members of the corporation's "restricted class" and thus may be solicited for contributions to the corporation's federal PAC


Clerk and secretary tweak LDA reporting guidance
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2010

On June 15, 2010, the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the secretary of the Senate announced several slight revisions to their Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) Guidance


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."


FEC amends coordination rules effective December 1, 2010
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2010

As previously reported in the November 2009 edition of Election Law News, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has been working on amending its coordination rules to conform them to a court order


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


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


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