Good morning, here are Thursday’s political law links, 6/13/13

WHERE ARE THE SUPER PACS? Roll Call. “American Crossroads, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other groups generally supportive of Republican candidates have so far declined to jump into the race. They have not spent a dollar in the Bay State, although the contest has become more competitive than expected in recent weeks.”

POKER PULL. Story here. “Since the federal government largely shut down the Internet poker industry in April 2011, poker players and the casino industry have been lobbying furiously for the legalization and regulation of the online game at the federal level.”

CREW AND YOUNG SUIT. BLT. “A Washington federal judge today ordered federal prosecutors to disclose more details about a past probe into alleged misconduct by U.S. Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) or prepare to better justify the continued secrecy.”

EDSALL ON “DARK MONEY”. The Times. “It is by now abundantly clear that abuse of the 501(c)(4) loophole corrupts and corrodes a campaign-finance system that was hardly a model of rectitude to begin with.”

POLITICAL LAW MOVERS AND SHAKERS. Politico Influence. “Sean Cairncross, former chief counsel at the Republican National Committee, is joining the law firm Holtzman Vogel Josefiak as a partner.”

CFR VIDEO. The Times: “It may not have the political sex appeal of fighting climate change, ending the war on drugs or thwarting hydrofracking, but the issue of campaign finance reform is getting a little celebrity spin this week, compliments of a series of Web videos being released on Wednesday.” For the first time, I might have to give a “NSFW” warning for a link…

ENFORCEMENT MANUAL POSTED. Via @marceelias.  More here.

MIAMI HEARING SET. News here. “The bipartisan election reform commission established by President Barack Obama will meet later this month in Miami — the focal point for the state’s most-recent election meltdown.”

DC: DEVELOPERS EYED. The Post. “Federal investigators appear to have opened a new front in their probe of campaign finance matters in the District.”

DC:  SWEEPING PROBE.  Here.  “A sweeping federal investigation of political corruption in the District has entered a new and fast-paced phase targeting suspected violators of city campaign finance laws, authorities said.”

DC: VIEW ON BROWN CASE. The Post. “So unless citizens and voters make themselves heard, business as usual in D.C. — and the corruption it has bred — will continue.”

MD: MAYOR AT THE BEACH HOUSE. Story here. “Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake acknowledged Wednesday that she spent Memorial Day weekend at the Delaware beach house of a top lobbyist, Lisa Harris Jones.”

OH:  POLITICAL COMMITTEE CASE CERT.  CCP.  “The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) petitioned the US Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari late Tuesday in Corsi v. Ohio Election Commission. The petition challenges a recent decision by the Ohio Court of Appeals that upheld the Ohio Election Commission’s (OEC) interpretation of the major purpose requirement in determining whether or not a group must register as a political action committee (PAC).”

VCT: PRISON IN CASE. Story here. “Middlebury resident David ‘Buffalo’ Moffa was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for his role in a scheme that funneled illegal contributions to the failed congressional campaign of former Connecticut House Speaker Christopher Donovan.”

WI: BILL PASSES . Story here. “The Assembly approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday to double the size of donations politicians can receive and allow Wisconsin residents to register to vote online.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY. I’ll send around the next set of links on Monday. Have a great weekend.

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