Earlier I noted that the California Fair Political Practices Commission was interested in hearing comments on what constitutes express advocacy under state law. Now, staff issued a memorandum on the topic and concludes that it’s all green lights and blue skies for expanding the concept to communications beyond those containing the so-called magic words.
Political Activity on the Internet
Meanwhile, the FPPC’s Subcommittee on Internet Political Activity is sharpening its regulatory claws and issued this report.
In Wisconsin, a lawsuit was filed challenging new rules alleged to regulate internet political activity. A news report is here.