Did Norton’s call actually break any rules? Legal experts had different takes on the question.
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Kenneth A. Gross, a lawyer with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom who has had clients in both parties, said it seemed clear to him that the call didn’t violate any rules.
“It is permissible to talk about committee assignments and chairmanships,” Gross said. “There was nothing in the message that linked the solicitation to a particular project. She was outlining some of the big projects she was working on. I see nothing actionable in that message.”
Other than reaffirm the relevance of the so-called Washington Post test, it’s hard to see what comes of this.