Tues. political law links

POST HITS KOCHS ON ANONYMITY. WP. “What do they fear from disclosure of their political investments?”

CAMPAIGN FINANCE SOLUTIONS. Bloomberg. “The goal of keeping big money out of elections (whatever its merits) is basically impossible to achieve under current constitutional doctrine.”

ARREST IN ALLEGED SCHEME. NBCNewYork.com. “Diana Durand was arrested by the FBI Monday, accused of using straw donors to allegedly funnel more than $10,000 into the Grimm campaign. She also allegedly lied to federal agents when questioned about the scheme and her alleged violations of the $4,800 campaign limits, officials said.”

STRANGE CU OP-ED TITLE. Asbury Park Press: “Curb the freedoms of Citizens United”.

FRANKEN SEEKS AMENDMENT. B&C. “Franken wants to amend the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision.”

DC: PROSECUTORS REVIEWING. WP. “The District’s top attorney said Monday that he has allowed federal investigators to review city government documents concerning a multimillion-dollar settlement with the alleged financier of a ‘shadow campaign’ for Mayor Vincent C. Gray.”

VT: CFR LATEST. NPR. “A new campaign finance bill that would regulate contributions for state and local officials seems likely to pass after a conference committee merged differing legislation from the House of Representatives and the Senate.”

WA: GMA FILES SUIT. Fox. “The GMA claims Ferguson is unconstitutionally enforcing Washington’s laws and challenges the constitutionality of requiring the GMA to register a political committee before requesting and receiving contributions to oppose Initiative 522.”


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