Wed. political law links

SUPER PAC IN THE DICTIONARY.  WP.  “It’s been a rapid rise for the super PAC, which didn’t exist prior to the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling in January 2010.”

CONVENTION CHANGES URGED.  WP.  “Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Tuesday that political parties should be able to raise ‘soft money’ to pay for their presidential nominating conventions now that federal funding for the quadrennial events will be cut off — seeking the kind of big checks that parties have not been allowed to collect since the passage of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.”

CA:  CHANGING PLEA.  “Ernesto Encinas appeared before federal Magistrate Judge William Gallo Tuesday afternoon. Encinas pleaded guilty to two felony charges, conspiracy to commit offenses against the U.S. and filing a false tax return.”

DC:  POST HITS BOARD.  WP.  “By the time the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance gets around to releasing its audit on Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 campaign, the findings may well have lost any relevance.”

MI:  SEIU HIT.  WFB.  “The Service Employees International Union will have to pay the second-highest fine in Michigan history for its failed 2012 campaign to preserve forced union dues among home care workers.”

UT:  NONPROFITS IN FOCUS.  NYT.  “Public records, affidavits and a special legislative report released last week offer a strikingly candid view inside the world of political nonprofits, where big money sluices into campaigns behind a veil of secrecy.”

VA:  JUDGE IN MCDONNELL CASE REACTS.  WP.  “A federal judge on Tuesday signaled that he is growing increasingly frustrated with the voluminous and at times rancorous filings by defense attorneys representing former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell (R) and his wife in a corruption case, dismissing one of their recent requests as ‘dancing through fantasy land’ and asking them and prosecutors to limit their written disputes ‘for the sanctity of the trees.'”


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