Political Law Links for 11-14-2017

MEDIA CORPORATIONS AND BIDEN.   DS.  “Curtailing campaign contributions would radically amplify the volume of media companies by muffling all the other voices in the public square.”

MENENDEZ UPDATE.  USAT.  “After jurors slipped a note to court officials saying they were deadlocked on criminal corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez, the judge told them to go home and return Tuesday with a new outlook.”

FB AD ASK.   BB.  “Facebook Inc. says it supports policy measures that promote transparency in online campaign advertising, according to a comment filed with the Federal Election Commission.”

IL:  SELF-FUNDING CRITICISM.   DNW.  “State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) rebuked Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker’s decision to donate $7 million to his own campaign in a Saturday news release.”

MO:  EDITORIAL ON STATE OF LAW.   STL.  “Last year the Legislature passed a law prohibiting campaign funds from being used for investments, but the law doesn’t cover money in political action committees.”

NM:  RULES ALLEGATION.   KRQE.  “The city’s Board of Ethics has determined mayoral candidate and State Auditor Tim Keller violated the Elections Code and the Open and Ethical Elections Code in the City Charter.”


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