->2/6/18<- political law links

JENNIFER LAWRENCE TALKS REFORM.   RS.  “Jennifer Lawrence spoke during an inaugural summit at Tulane University in New Orleans over the weekend, calling out politicians for their corruption and championing bipartisanship as a way for the American people to move forward.”

AL:  SUBPOENAS FOR RECORDS.   USN.  “Some Alabama legislators have received subpoenas for campaign finance records in what appears to be an attorney general’s review of campaign spending.”

CA:  FAILURE TO REGISTER FINE.   SFG.  “Susan Kennedy has had many titles over the years as a political heavyweight in the state — chief of staff to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, deputy chief of staff to Gov. Gray Davis and a commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission, to name a few. But one title she did not disclose has her facing a hefty fine from the state campaign finance watchdog.”

NY:  LOBBYIST TESTIFIES.   SYR.  “Two years ago, Todd Howe made $650,000 a year. Now, he’s mowing fairways at a golf course in Idaho.”

TX:  FINE FOR VIOLATION.   TT.  “State Rep. Poncho Nevárez has been slapped with a $15,000 fine for violating several campaign finance statutes in reports ranging over a period of years.”

WA:  SEATTLE MOVES.   REU.  “Seattle’s election authority said on Monday that Facebook Inc. is in violation of a city law that requires disclosure of who buys election ads, the first attempt of its kind to regulate U.S. political ads on the internet.”

WV:  MISTRIAL DECLARED.   WVG.  “A mistrial was declared in the case of coal boss James Laurita, who faced a host of charges surrounding illegal campaign contributions in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg.”


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