3.27.18 political law links

FREE SPEECH STATES.   WSJ.  “America’s media are obsessed with Washington, but in our federal system much of the law-writing takes place in the 50 states. This is one reason to welcome a new index detailing how well each state protects the First Amendment right to engage in political speech.”

TREVOR POTTER SPOTLIGHT.   BUS.  “According to Potter, who worked for the George H.W. Bush administration now runs Campaign Legal Center, this exchange of funds could spell major trouble for Trump and his team.”

FTC AND AGS INQUIRE.   D.  “The social network’s stock is trading at $155.15 this morning, down nearly 3% from Monday’s opening stock price of $160.82.”

COMPLAINTS AND LOBBYING.  ABC.  “As many as 30 Trump administration appointees may be in violation of ethics guidelines intended to prevent officials from working in agencies they once lobbied, a government watchdog said Monday.”

MD:  TRANSFER FLAGGED.   BS.  “A donation to the campaign of County Council candidate Janet Siddiqui’s has been referred for investigation to the state prosecutor’s office by the state Board of Elections.”

NY:  ETHICS BLAST.   ATU.  “Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon tore into Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday, saying he’s a bully, has failed to clean up the Capitol’s notorious political corruption…”


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