Political law links for Sept. 11, 2012

EMANUEL’S ROLE. Politico. “Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing a teachers strike, is backing away from fundraising for Democratic super PACs.”

LUC ISSUE IN NH. Story here. “It’s ultimately up to the FCC to decide if its rules were broken, but PolitiFact New Hampshire decided to find out if Kuster was right about what the FCC rules say.”

REFERENCE TO LDA/HLOGA SETTLEMENT.  At last week’s PLI conference, Keith Morgan mentioned that a new LDA/HLOGA settlement agreement will be announced soon.

SITES SIMILAR.  BuzzFeed, “Romney Campaign Appears To Copy Text From Obama Website.”

AZ: PLEA DEAL. Story here. “John MacDonald, an ex-Fiesta Bowl lobbyist, has entered into a plea agreement with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office under which he will plead guilty to a misdemeanor for his role in currying favor with lawmakers to benefit the bowl.”

MD:  VOTING TWICE.  Story here.  “A Maryland Democratic candidate quit her congressional race Monday after her own party told state officials that she had committed fraud by voting in both Maryland and Florida in recent elections.”

MORE ON MN. Corporate Counsel. “On September 5, the full appeals court, in a 6-4-1 ruling, partially reversed a lower court’s denial of the plaintiffs’ preliminary injunction motion against several Minnesota campaign finance laws.”

NC: COOLING OFF. Story here. “Hours after state Sen. Richard Stevens announced his resignation, a major Raleigh lobbying firm announced he is joining as a strategic consultant.”

NJ:  MAYOR ARRESTED.  Star Ledger.  “Just two months into Trenton Mayor Tony Mack’s administration, a parking garage development deal emerged in the city. Bribes were offered and accepted. Money changed hands. And the FBI recorded all of the details over a two-year span with the help of two cooperating witnesses, authorities said yesterday.”

#TANGODOWN. My site was down for a few hours yesterday, and here’s why: “GoDaddy, a Web-hosting and domain-registration company, confirmed that the websites and e-mail addresses it hosts for small businesses were seeing outages Monday, triggering concerns it fell victim to a hacker attack.” I’ve had a great experience with the company since 2008. This is the only time I can remember where the site was down due to a problem not caused by me.

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