3.5.19 political law links

FAIR USE WIN. WR. “On Friday, February 22, Wiley Rein LLP secured a win for the Republican National Committee (RNC) in a copyright litigation case that confirmed the national political party committee’s ability to use photographs in certain political advertising.”

DISAVOWAL CALL. POL. “A campaign finance reform group is pushing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to publicly disavow a super PAC staffed by close allies that is supporting his presidential bid.”

FUND ALLEGATIONS. WE. “Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.”

CA: TRAVEL FUNDS. DS. “Recently released campaign finance documents show that, as wildfires smoldered throughout California in the weeks following the election, legislators used campaign funds to travel to places like Hawaii, to discuss topics including how to regulate utility companies in the state, and Chile, to discuss lithium battery technology. “

DC: EVANS SCRUTINY. WP. “The chair of the D.C. Council said member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) acted inappropriately when he emailed business proposals to potential employers and offered them his influence and connections as an elected official.”

NM: RESTRICTIONS BLOCKED. ABQ. “A proposal that would restrict lobbyist spending during the legislative session and require lobbyists to disclosure what bills they worked on afterward is headed to the Senate after winning approval 62-0 in the House.”

PA: SETTLEMENT. NBC. “Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has agreed to settle with the city’s Board of Ethics over a campaign finance violation.”


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