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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


STOCK Act periodic disclosure requirements amended to cover trades by congressional spouses and dependents
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

On August 16, 2012, President Obama signed into law a brief, hastily passed amendment to the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act of 2012 providing that the periodic transaction reports required by the Act must be filed in connection with securities trades by a spouse or dependent child of a Member or covered employee of the U.S House


House ethics actions: Rep. Laura Richardson reprimanded; Rep. Robert Andrews investigated
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

On August 1, 2012, the House Committee on Ethics submitted a report to the full House of Representatives detailing numerous violations by Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)including violations concerning misuse of official House resources for campaign and personal purposesand recommending that the House adopt its report and, thereby, vote to reprimand Rep. Richardson


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


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


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


"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"


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