Tuesday’s Political Law links are here

APPEAL REJECTED.   PHIL.  “The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Sen. Bob Menendez’s request that it take up his federal corruption case, dealing a blow to the New Jersey Democrat’s hope of having key evidence and charges dismissed before his trial begins.”

KLOBUCHAR FOCUS.  WP.  “Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), who is among the Democratic senators talked about as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, said much of her questioning of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would focus on his rulings on campaign finance laws.”

MT:  SHERIFF FINED.   BDC.  “Missoula County Sheriff Terry ‘T.J.’ McDermott will pay a $936 fine as a result of a campaign complaint.”

PA:  MORE FROM EX-TREASURER.   TI.  “Under questioning by a sometimes-combative Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Consiglio, McCord acknowledged that he had taken various steps or made various offers to help campaign contributors, or potential contributors, violating the law.”

WV:  LIMITS CONSIDERED.  CG.  “The Senate Judiciary Committee looked over a bill Monday that would increase campaign donation limits in West Virginia elections and decrease some disclosure requirements.”

ISR:  SUPER PAC LAW.   JP.  “The law defines different stages in which an organization is required to report to the state comptroller the cost of its elections-related activity. It also limits the funding of such organizations during the elections period and determines that a breaching of the law is a criminal offense – as stated in the Party Funding Law.”


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