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Lobbying and campaign contributions as honest-services fraud: two appellate courts weigh in
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

In the span of three weeks, two courts of appeals have passed on the quid pro quo element for a bribery conviction under 18 U.S.C. Section 1346, the


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



Ethics corner: invitation dos and don’ts for congressional and executive branch invitees
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

You are probably familiar with the basics of what kind of events your organization can invite government officials to under congressional and


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


Senate Ethics Committee issues tough guidance on post-employment contacts
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2012

On May 24, 2012, the Senate Ethics Committee issued a general advisory memo to the Senate community on the post-government employment contact ban arising under both federal criminal law and Senate rules


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


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


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


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