Good morning, here are today’s political law links (8/23)

NEW APP FROM SUNLIGHT. Here. “Ad Hawk is a free mobile app that allows you to identify political ads as they air and immediately learn about who is behind them.” Or you can just read the disclaimer…

NEW SUPER PAC APP. More here. “Their free iPhone app, which will be available on Wednesday, listens to political advertisements on television and matches the ad’s audio waves against a database — much like the Shazam app identifies music.”

DISCLOSURE DELAY. The Post. “Democratic Party officials say they will not release the names of donors to next month’s political convention before the event, despite an earlier pledge that they would regularly disclose the contributors.”

SHOWALTER ON MIRACLE-GRO $. Here. “There’s a bigger issue here that has lessons for any executive thinking about increasing their corporate political engagement, especially as it relates to political contributions.”

LISA GILBERT ON JPMORGAN. Here. “The JPMorgan PAC is once again writing checks – writing them to, among others, the same old cast of House Financial Services Committee members who have done their persistent best to both undermine the Volcker rule and block tighter derivatives regulation that would bring more transparency and accountability to the kind of deal-making that triggered the financial crisis.”

ISAAC AND THE CONVENTION. Story here. “It’s deja vu all over again: Four years ago, Hurricane Gustav threatened Republican National Convention plans. This year, it’s Hurricane Isaac.”

SHARING DIGITAL AD FIRM. ClickZ. “It’s not the first time the same vendor has worked with a candidate campaign and an advocacy group backing the candidate.”

CA: PROP 32 CHEAT SHEET. Here. “Prop 32, known as the Stop Special Interest Money Now Act, would introduce three key reforms to California’s campaign finance rules.”

NJ: FINE FOR FORMER MAYOR. Release here. “In a decision issued Friday August 17, Judge Harriet F. Klein granted a summary judgment motion to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission and ordered James to reimburse $94,004 to the campaign fund. She also imposed a $30,000 fine and enjoined James from further violations. James has a right to appeal.”


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