11.30 political law links

COGEL 2017.   Next week’s COGEL in Toronto is filled with interesting sessions, as usual.  The full schedule is here.  I’m afraid I couldn’t attend this year, but I’ll be following @CogelInfo for updates!

CHALLENGE REJECTED.   JUR.  “Ultimately the court upheld the per-election structure for setting contribution ceilings.”

FUNDRAISING QUESTIONED.    DC.  “A shady Republican political action committee (PAC) is asking supporters of Fox News host Laura Ingraham for money to help support her 2018 run for Senate.”

“DARK MONEY” LOVE.   NYP.  “So who’s funding this extraordinary legal battle with the White House? English’s lead attorney, Deepak Gupta, refuses to say.”

AZ:  DISCLOSURE INITIATIVE.  USN.  “A new initiative effort was launched Wednesday seeking to require the disclosure of the source of all political donations in Arizona over $2,500, even if they are funneled through so-called ‘dark money’ groups.”

CO:  LOBBYIST REPORTING.   KUNC.  “Because several of the lobbyists work for law firms, the lobbyists are paid by the firm, not from specific clients. According to the Secretary of State’s office, that means they don’t necessarily have to report income from specific clients.”

CT:  MAYOR SETBACK.   HC.  “A federal judge threw cold water on Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim’s gubernatorial aspirations Wednesday, dismissing his challenge to a state law that prevents him, as a politician convicted of corruption while in office, of obtaining public campaign financing.”

FL:  COMMISSIONER CLEARED.   SS.  “A Pompano Beach city commissioner’s campaign finance practices might have been careless and negligent, but it was not criminal, the Broward State Attorney’s Office ruled this week.”


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