Today’s top political law links, Thurs., 10/10

KOCH GIVES.  Politico.  “Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch have another political cause — Heritage Action Fund.”

OCTOBER QUARTERLY REMINDER.  Here.  “The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, requires all active registrants to file quarterly activity reports with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Secretary of the U.S. Senate. The third quarter report is due October 21, 2013, covering July 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013.

NO FUNDRAISER SHUTDOWN.  Here.  “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is scheduled to raise money for his party in Florida next week with the help of deep-pocketed Democratic trial lawyer John Morgan, according to an event invitation obtained by POLITICO.”

BLUNT ON CFR.  Businessweek.  “Assessing all of the justices’ arguments, it sounds like Scalia’s sarcastic defense of First Amendment principles will prevail over Ginsburg’s anxiety about drowning out the voice of the ‘little people.'”

CHARADE AND SUPREMES.  The Post.  “The early read from the proceedings suggests that the court might be leaning toward doing nothing about our ridiculous campaign finance system.”

BITCOIN SUPPORT.  Politico.  “Bitcoin political contributions will expand the number of Americans who can get involved in campaigns to support the candidates they want, how they want.”

CO:  LOBBYIST SUIT.  Here.  “The lawsuit was filed by Neville, a lobbyist for the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Association. It was filed in federal court in which Neville claims he was ordered out of the Capitol at the request of Rep. Cheri Gerou.”

MT:  INITIATIVE READY.  News here.  “The petition for a voter initiative to shine a light on political ‘dark money’ in Montana is ready to gather signatures to attempt to place it on the 2014 ballot, supporters said Tuesday.”

NJ:  BUONO QUALIFIES.  Here.  “State Sen. Barbara Buono, New Jersey’s Democratic candidate for governor, has finally qualified for public matching funds for her campaign.”


Comments are closed.