Good morning, today’s political law links

JUSTICE KAVANAUGH AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE.   NPR.  “Hints of Kavanaugh’s position can be gleaned from a couple of recent cases before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — and that position looks not unlike that of his predecessor on the court, retired Justice Kennedy.”

PERSUASION PLAN.   NYT.  “It is unclear whether the Project Rome proposals describe work that would violate laws regulating foreign participation in American elections. Psy-Group hired Covington & Burling, a Washington-based law firm, to conduct a legal review.”

PRESSING FOR AUDIT.   FN.  “California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is facing a new complaint about an obscure fundraising tactic that rakes in thousands from state politicians in exchange for being listed on her slate mailers — this time, involving supporters of a former Los Angeles mayor defeated in the June gubernatorial primary.”

AK:  GOVERNORS GROUP FINE.   APR.  “The Alaska Public Offices Commission on Friday found the Republican Governors Association violated state election law. The commission said the violation occurred when the RGA reserved TV time for political advertisements without registering with the state.”

CA:  DEADLINES MISSED.  SFC.  “The president of the board of City College of San Francisco missed deadlines to file required disclosures for campaign finances and conflicts of interest — or failed to file them at all — 10 times since 2014, public records show.”

DC:  FORMER AIDE TO PAY.   WP.  “A former top aide to D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has agreed to pay $3,000 to settle an ethics investigation into her use of government staff for babysitting.”

WI:  VOTERS BEWARE.   CBS.  “State Elections Commission officials said Thursday that they’ve been getting questions about a mailer from the Center for Voter Information, which is connected to the nonprofit Voter Participation Center in Washington D.C.”


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