Good morning, here are Tuesday’s political law links

DONORS PLOT.  The Hill.  “Business leaders are plotting to take down Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as part of a broader effort to punish lawmakers over the government shutdown.”

SUBPOENA.  Here. “House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is giving a jolt to the congressional probe of the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups with a new subpoena that was issued late Thursday night.”

SUPPORT FOR BITCOIN. Senator Carper’s statement on Facebook is here:  “I applaud the FEC for acting quickly to recognize this and develop a thoughtful policy that gives donors and committees rules of the road to utilize this emerging technology.”

HELP NEEDED.  Here.  “A growing thicket of federal regulations under the Obama administration has contributed to an employment spike in at least one corner of the job market: the increasingly vital compliance industry.”

SUPER PACS V. TP.  Here.  “Republican operatives want to help establishment candidates fend off tea party challenges with a new weapon: unlimited cash.”

SCHWEIZER FORUM.  I got to hear some of this interesting Federalist Society forum featuring Peter Schweizer and I look forward to reading his new book.

WALSH NAMED.  News here.  “Former U.S. Rep. James Walsh, five years after leaving Congress, has transformed himself into one of Washington’s top lobbyists, according to one Capitol Hill publication.”

AR:  FINES.  Here.  “The Arkansas Ethics Commission has accepted offers from two Pine Bluff City Council members to settle ethics complaints lodged against them by a Jefferson County election commissioner.”

CA:  LOOPHOLE ALERT.  Here.  “Political aftershocks are still being felt in California, more than a week after Al Jazeera America revealed stunning details about an FBI sting operation at the State Capitol.”

MN:  DATABASE ISSUE.  Here.  “The online files from the state agency charged with tracking candidate and campaign fundraising are riddled with inaccuracies, leading to errors that total as much as $20 million over the past decade, according to an analysis by the Star Tribune.”

NY:  LIU TO SUE.  NYDN.  “Liu notified his own office that he is seeking unspecified damages for ‘deprivation of civil rights, mental and emotional harm, loss of dignity, loss of earnings and professional reputation,’ according to the notice of claim.”


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