News on 2462 and other political law links

DISGORGEMENT SUBJECT TO SECTION 2462.  FCPABlog.  “Last month the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held in SEC. v. Graham et al that the five-year statute of limitations in 28 USC §2462 applies to SEC claims for disgorgement or declaratory relief.”

FEC TOOLS.  ExecGov.  “The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Election Commission to incorporate new tools to FEC’s legacy website designed to help users access and explore finance data related to political campaigns.”

TRUMP SHORTFALL.  Politico.  “Donald Trump’s top financiers are slashing their fundraising expectations and warning the GOP’s presumptive nominee could find himself massively out-gunned by Hillary Clinton.”

MUSIC AND CAMPAIGNS.  Politico. “Queen guitarist Brian May, reacting to the presumptive Republican nominee’s playing of the sports rock anthem as he walked out to deliver remarks after his final round of primary victories, wrote on his personal website that Trump’s use of the song Tuesday night was not welcome.”

CA:  MEASURES APPROVED.  SJCP.  “Orange County voters approved two measures on today’s ballot — one that will establish an ethics commission to enforce local campaign finance laws and another that will give voters an idea how much future measures would cost taxpayers.”

FL:  BONDI HIT.  TB.  “Attorney General Pam Bondi’s political troubles deepened Wednesday when she was slapped with three complaints accusing her of unethical conduct for soliciting campaign donations from Donald Trump while her office was reviewing consumer complaints against Trump University.”

NJ:  CANDIDATES YET TO FILE.  PT.  “Almost a month after the municipal elections 13 out of the 19 candidates have yet to file their final post-election campaign finance reports, according to public data from the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).”

NY:   REFORM PUSH.  WSHU.  “On Tuesday government reform groups called on New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-2) to bring to a vote a bill that would close what’s known as LLC Loophole.'”

NY:  CUOMO COORDINATION PROPOSAL.  JP.  “Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he wants reforms on independent expenditure campaigns in a bid to control unfettered spending that could have an undue influence over elected officials.”

OH:  15 MONTHS SENTENCE.  NBC.  “Federal judge Michael Watson has sentenced former Columbus City Hall lobbyist John Raphael to 15 months in prison.”


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