Political law links

FCPA FINE.  National Law Review.  “Bio-Rad Laboratories agreed this week to pay a total of $55 million to settle DOJ and SEC claims that its subsidiaries made improper payments to foreign officials in Russia, Vietnam, and Thailand to win business.”

SUPER PAC BURN RATE.  Buzzfeed.  “It’s not unusual for people running a campaign of some kind to make money.”

CRUZ SUPER PAC NEWS.  WT.  “Supporters of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have reportedly filed paperwork to create a super PAC with a goal of raising money to provide Mr. Cruz with financial support for a would-be presidential run in 2016.”

SUPER PAC DR.  Medpagetoday.com.  “A new political action committee (or super PAC), physician unionization, and safeguarding provider networks were all on the minds of physicians gathered here over the past few days for the American Medical Association’s (AMA) interim meeting of its House of Delegates.”

VIEW ON TRENDS.  Fresno Bee.  “It is past time for our elected representatives to put the people before their campaign contributors.”

HOLMAN ON PAY TO PLAY.  HuffPo.  “One of the most successful regulations for curtailing political corruption — restrictions on those seeking government contracts from making campaign contributions to public officials and candidates responsible for awarding those contracts — is under fire in the courts.”

MO:  PANEL LOOKING INTO ALLEGATIONS.  KBIA.  “A panel of state lawmakers has been formed to look into allegations involving lobbyist perks and campaign contributions going to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.”

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