10.10 political law links

POLITICAL LAW-RELATED JOB ALERT.   ARIS.   Aristotle is looking for a Political Compliance Manager in Washington, DC.

GOOGLE TOO.   NYT.  “Google has found evidence that Russian agents bought ads on its wide-ranging networks in an effort to interfere with the 2016 presidential campaign.”

FB EMBEDS.   CBS.  “As digital director, he’s being drawn into the investigation of whether the campaign colluded with the Russians in the election.”

TWITTER RESTRICTS AD.   CNBC.  “Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign announcement ad has been blocked by Twitter over a statement the abortion rights opponent makes about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.”

AXIOS ON ADS.  AXI.  “As new evidence emerges of the Russians’ paid and organic digital media tactics, we’re starting to see that Russian operatives intentionally used many small, segregated campaigns across many automated platforms that often aren’t monitored by people, making it harder to get caught in the moment, if at all.”

DISCLAIMER CONTEXT.  AXI.  “Lawmakers and regulators are looking for ways to create transparency around political ads on Google and Facebook, in light of the revelations of Russian-bought political ads. But how did we get here in the first place?”

JEFFERSON OUT.  WP.  “Former congressman William J. Jefferson will go free from prison after a federal judge in Alexandria vacated his convictions on seven of 10 corruption charges and said Jefferson should get a new sentence in what remains of his case.”

DOUBLE DOWN.  BN.  “Most of those business ties never produced any controversy, but Collins’ investment in Innate landed him in the political scrape of his life: a House Ethics Committee investigation that’s expected to culminate in a report this week.”

CA:  NEW RULES.   FB.  “Amid debate among California campaign officials over whether it would hinder their accountability work, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a measure aimed at providing voters with more information about deep-pocketed groups that pay for political advertisements.”

CO:  CLOSING DOORS.  DP.  “Colorado Ethics Watch, the ethics advocacy group that has spent the last decade ensuring Colorado’s campaign finance and ethics laws are followed, announced Thursday it will cease operations at the end of the year.”

FL:  LEGAL FEES AHEAD.   SPB.  “Attorneys for the city advised against the council approving the measure, arguing that the case will likely be challenged in court on First Amendment grounds and could lead up to $2 million or more in legal fees. But Rice said Saturday that the city’s taxpayers shouldn’t be fearful.”


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