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Venable LLP | USA | 6 Jul 2016

Welcome to New York: Campaign Finance Reform Has Been Waiting for You

Last month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he and legislators in the New York State Assembly had agreed on a “5 Point Ethics Reform


Dentons | USA | 29 Feb 2012

Congressional update

Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) has introduced the DISCLOSE 2012 Act, a more narrowly-tailored version of previous legislation aimed at increasing transparency in campaign finance.


Venable LLP | USA | 15 Sep 2011

Lobbying: what does it mean for nonprofits?

Nonprofit organizations that conduct federal lobbying must be cognizant of at least two different definitions of lobbying in order to comply with applicable federal tax law and federal lobbying disclosure laws.


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 21 Jun 2011

Is your tax-exempt status in jeopardy?

On June 7, 2011 the IRS announced that approximately 275,000 organizations automatically lost their tax-exempt status for failure to file required annual federal returns Form 990 or 990N for three consecutive years.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 28 Jan 2011

FEC Citizens United rulemaking

On January 20, 2011, almost one year to the day after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC, 130 S. Ct. 876 (2010), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) deadlocked 3-3 along party lines on a vote to move forward with proposed regulations to implement this decision.


Husch Blackwell LLP | USA | 19 Nov 2010

EEOC issues final regulations implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its final rule on regulations implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA).


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2010

FEC approves establishment of independent expenditure committees

On July 22, 2010, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) approved two advisory opinions formally recognizing independent expenditure committees for the first time.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 14 Jul 2010

The DISCLOSE Act passes the House

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."


Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered | USA | 30 Apr 2010

House and Senate respond to Citizens United ruling

House and Senate leaders yesterday released separate versions of the “DISCLOSE Act,” major campaign finance legislation meant as a response to the recent and controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United.


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 15 Mar 2010

Does the Citizens United decision affect not-for-profit organizations?

In its highly divisive 5-4 opinion in Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court dramatically altered the framework regulating corporate speech during federal elections.

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