Friday’s political law links

HATCH ACT REFORMS? Politico. “The official charged with enforcing the Hatch Act — the law aimed at preventing federal workers from politicking while on duty — is calling on Congress to update the statute for the information age.”

WHAT HAPPENED AT THE FEC YESTERDAY?. The agency’s press release is online here.

ENERGY OFFICIAL QUITS.  This story is for the Solyndra file.  “Jonathan Silver, the head of the Energy Department’s loan guarantee program, is resigning in the wake of the controversy surrounding a $535 million loan guarantee to a failed California-based solar company.”

POST ON SOLYNDRA.  The Post has an editorial on the matter here.

REID WENT NUCLEAR.  Roll Call.  “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) executed a rare power play to box in the GOP on Thursday night, setting a new precedent that effectively nukes a rarely used procedural motion and drawing a vociferous rebuke from Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).”

SUPER PACS IN THE NEWS.  Politico.  “On Tuesday, for example, the 79th super PAC of the year registered with the Federal Election Commission — one more than had registered during 2010, a POLITICO analysis of federal records indicates.”

RULING IN VT CASE.  Story here.  “A Superior Court judge says Republicans violated Vermont campaign finance laws during the 2010 governor’s race.”  More here.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. The next set of links will be prepared Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

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