Political law links for Tues., June 12, 2012

FL SUIT.  The Hill.  “Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) said he will sue the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to move forward with his controversial attempt to purge the voter rolls in his state of ineligible voters.”

WWW.POLITICALLAWBRIEFING.COM.  Congratulations to Venable on the launch of its new site for “timely updates, insights, and commentary on campaign finance, lobbying disclosure, gift and ethics, pay-to-play, and all the other laws that impact how you interact with the government.”

K ST. AND TXT MSGS.  Politico.  “As they attempt to communicate, deliberate and share information, Congress and K Street are often wildly disconnected, with technology and age exacerbating matters, according to the results of the largest survey of its kind in U.S. history. POLITICO has an exclusive first look at the survey slated to be released Tuesday morning.”

FEC OK TO TXT $.  Politico.  “The Federal Election Commission on Monday night unanimously voted to allow Americans to make political donations via text message, making Androids, iPhones and Blackberries the newest weapon in the battle to raise unprecedented amounts of money.”

DRIP AND ETHICS.  Story here.  “Citizens for Responsibility for Ethics and Washington wants the Army inspector general’s office and Office of Congressional Ethics to look into Rogers’ relationship with Phoenix Products, a small Kentucky firm that makes transmission drip pans for the Blackhawk helicopter.”

MT CASE AND CU.  Story here.  “The main question on Thursday, then, will be how the court will reverse the Montana decision. It could call for briefs, set the case down for argument in the fall and issue a decision months later. Or it could use a favorite tool of the court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. — the summary reversal.”

SUPER PAC IN NY.  Story here.   “The upstate New York blog State of Politics has a nice catch on the latest installment of coverage, going on a second week now, of an outside group supporting New York governor and likely 2016 hopeful Andrew Cuomo, a gambling company looking for state business, and the governor’s own push to legalize casinos.”


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