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Reminder about coordination and electioneering communication deadlines
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

With the 2012 election cycle well underway, corporations, trade associations and others should not forget about the upcoming coordinated and electioneering periods for the presidential primaries.


FEC permits unlimited contributions to independent expenditure-only PACs
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2010

In July, the Federal Election Commission (FEC), in Advisory Opinion 2010-9, agreed with Wiley Rein LLP attorneys Carol A. Laham and D. Mark Renaud and permitted the Club for Growth to sponsor an independent expenditure-only political committee that accepts unlimited contributions from individuals.


A practical guide for corporate fundraising and partisan communications involving federal candidates
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2010

This year, much of the attention in the campaign finance world has focused on implementing the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which recognized the right of corporations and trade associations to make independent expenditures to the general public.


Illinois amends lobbying law
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2010

As of July 1, 2010, Illinois has adopted several amendments to its lobbying law and procurement code.


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."


Late independent expenditure reports can mean big penalties from the FEC
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2010

On January 22, 2010, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) accepted the signed conciliation agreement and civil penalty submitted on behalf of the National Right to Life Political Action Committee (Committee) and Carol Tobias, in her official capacity as treasurer, in settlement of violations of the independent expenditure reporting provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended.


Supreme Court decision could impact political advertising
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2010

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held that corporations and unions have the same right to engage in independent political speech as do individuals, including the right to expressly advocate the election or defeat of candidates.


Massachusetts amends lobbying law
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2010

On January 1, 2010, several changes to Massachusetts' lobbying laws became effective.


States amend lobbying and gift rules
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

Four states proposed changes to their lobbying or ethics rules in the past several months, although only three states actually implemented the changes.


FEC proposes to expand coordination rules; outcome could curtail grass-roots lobbying year-round
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

Certain spending that is "coordinated" with a federal candidate or political party can become an illegal contribution.