5.24.18 political law links

TODAY AT THE FEC.   The agenda for today’s Federal Election Commission meeting is available here.

SUPER PAC SUBPOENA.   POL.  “Special counsel Robert Mueller has issued a pair of subpoenas to a social media consultant who worked on Roger Stone’s pro-Donald Trump super PAC during the 2016 presidential campaign.”

FL:  STATE OF LAW.   TBT.  “Campaigns are interpreting the law so liberally — and some experts think they will get away with it — that it could essentially render the laws meaningless.”

IA:  RUNNING CAMPAIGN.  LHL.  “A Democrat running for Iowa Secretary of State operates a political action committee that is supporting his campaign, despite a state law that appears to ban the practice, filings show.”

KY:  QUICKER TRANSPARENCY.  LHL.  “Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, who has raised $1.5 million for his re-election, did not file electronically. The Registry managed to get his report up by election day, but there was a needless delay in the availability of the information to the public.”

ME:  RULES ALLEGATION.   PH. “Democratic candidate for governor Diane Russell faces sanctions from the Maine Ethics Commission after its staff found she violated campaign finance reporting law by failing to explain how she spent some of her campaign funds.”

MO:  LOOKING AT INDEPENDENT MONEY.  SNL.  “On May 10, the ethics commission decided that a politically active nonprofit corporation could be considered a ‘person’ for the purposes of that provision of the Missouri Constitution and state statutes governing campaign financing.”

MT:  LAW UPHELD.   NBC.  “A federal appeals court has upheld Montana’s campaign finance reform law by rejecting a group’s claims that it is vague and overly broad.”


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