Given this week’s hearings at the Federal Election Commission on the agency’s website and internet communications improvement initiative, it’s a good time to take a look at what’s new in the political law blogosphere.
Prof. Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog was recently added to the list of top law professor blogs.
On the practicing lawyer and law firm front, Patton Boggs’s William McGinley is apparently poised to enter the blogosphere with Express Advocacy. The site would join the HoltzmanVogel Blog, Womble Carlyle’s Political GPS, and Perkins Coie’s Law and Ethics Online. Firms without political law blogs have e-alerts and bulletins available online, including Covington & Burling, Wiley Rein, Akin Gump, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, Caplin & Drysdale, and others. There’s also no shortage of blogs covering related areas. For example, there’s Cassin Law’s FCPA Blog, Ben Sheffner’s Copyrights & Campaigns, Sheppard Mullin’s FCC Law Blog (not updated since December 2008), and Proskauer Rose’s New Media and Technology Law Blog. Email me at eric[-at-]politicalactivitylaw.com letting me know what I’ve left out.
A number of other groups cover campaign finance and related topics, and most, if not all, are listed in my blogroll.