Nonprofits and the Obama Administration’s Lobbyist Rules

The Post notes that the Obama administration’s restrictions on lobbyists may be having an unwelcome impact on nonprofits.

Kenneth A. Gross, a lobbying law expert at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, said the rules have “demonized lobbyists, even in the public interest sector.”

“The breadth of the policy definitely excludes people who they probably weren’t intending to exclude,” Gross said. “It’s very hard to do this sort of thing with a scalpel, and there’s always going to be a lot of collateral damage when you use a hammer.”

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