CORPORATE CONTRIBUTION CASE. For better or worse, a federal judge might revisit his holding that the ban on corporate contributions is unconstitutional. SCOTUSblog.
WHAT’S A GIFT? More on the Edwards case here. “Former presidential candidate John Edwards and federal prosecutors are arguing over whether funds used to cover up his extramarital affair were campaign contributions or just gifts from his longtime friends.”
MARCUS ON EDWARDS. Being a jerk isn’t a felony? “As far as I’m concerned, John Edwards is pond scum. Last I checked, that’s not a crime.”
T-PAW ON FB. Clickz. “Republican Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty’s digital team is using new Facebook ads to ensure the candidate stays top-of-mind when supporters visit the site.”
LOCKING DOWN R MONEY. The Post.
NEW ISSUES FOR VOTER REGISTRATION IN FLORIDA. The Hill. “A sweeping bill passed by the GOP-controlled state Legislature and recently signed by Scott makes it harder for third-party groups such as unions and the League of Women Voters to launch voter registration drives.”
TAXPAYER-FUNDED LOBBYISTS. In New Jersey. “Taxpayer-funded lobbying is a sore subject in many states. Citizens rightly question the decision to use federal and state dollars to fund municipalities, school districts and state departments. But the issue persists.”
PORT OF SEATTLE FINED. Story here. “The News Tribune reports the conservative watchdog group Freedom Foundation complained to the PDC last summer, and the agency approved a settlement Thursday with the Port of Seattle. It agreed to pay $3,750 for failing to comply with reporting requirements. Sound Transit agreed to pay $7,500 in another recent settlement.”
AWKWARD TWITTER MOMENTS. Politico.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. I’LL RESUME POSTING ON MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011.