Express advocacy: What does the staff of the Fair Political Practices Commission think?

Express Advocacy

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.

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