Good morning, here are today’s political law links, 3/7/13

FEC AGENDA. The agenda for today’s Federal Election Commission meeting is online here.

OCE AND INFERENCES. Roll Call. “Owens and his staff fully cooperated with the OCE’s investigation. However, some witnesses from whom the OCE requested information did not. The OCE’s report lists these witnesses and states that it drew negative inferences as a result of the witnesses’ failure to cooperate.”


KYL MOVES. USAT. “The Senate’s former No. 2 Republican leader is joining Washington’s largest law firm as it expands its lobbying shop.”

SPORTSMEN’S FOUNDATION IN THE NEWS.  The Times.  “Established in 1989 as the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Foundation — the word ‘caucus’ was dropped in 1994 — the foundation is a nonprofit charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, meaning it can accept unlimited, tax-deductible donations. Its charitable purpose, according to tax records, is to ‘provide scientific research, wildlife management, public education and conservation information.’ It says it does this by giving nonpartisan ‘advice, support and information’ to the sportsmen’s caucus and elected state officials.”

AZ: LAW’S CONSTITUTIONALITY QUESTIONED. Story here. “Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says a judge should dismiss a campaign-finance case against Horne and an employee of this office because the law being invoked is unconstitutional.”

FL: LOBBYIST WITHDRAWS. Story here. “Meridian Strategies, the lobbying firm that doubles as the management group for Jeb Bush’s controversial education reform nonprofits, on Monday pulled its lobbying registration following a Sunday news story questioning its role in the Bush operations.”

CANADA AND KEYSTONE. Story here. “As the decision on the Keystone XL pipeline nears, Canadian governments have launched an intense if not desperate lobbying campaign in the United States designed to persuade influential American politicians and industrial leaders that the pipeline is vital for U.S. security and economic interests and is also an environmentally responsible energy source.”

HAVE A GOOD DAY. I’ll send around the next set of links on Monday. Have a great weekend.

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