8.13 political law links

LOBBYIST BAN UPDATE Politico. “The Office of Management and Budget will release a new rule on Wednesday expected to allow registered lobbyists to participate in policymaking deliberations in an advisory role after a judge ruled against the administration earlier this year.”

CONVICTION UPHELD. WHBL. “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the claims raised on appeal by Fraser Verrusio, who was convicted in 2011 of conspiring and accepting an illegal gratuity and making false statements.” The opinion is online here.

TOMORROW AT THE FEC. The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting is online here.

CA: NEW INDICTMENT. 10news.com. “The 26-count indictment details about $600,000 in allegedly illegal donations. According to federal law, it is illegal for a foreign national to donate to political campaigns in the United States.”

LA: SUPER PAC ACCEPTS. Theind.com. “Even though the state Ethics Board could still technically appeal the federal ruling that allows the Fund for Louisiana’s Future to accept unlimited donations above the state’s $100,000 threshold, the super PAC’s architect isn’t waiting around.”

ME: CASE ARGUED. Portland Press Herald. “The lawsuit, filed in early July, challenges a state law that allows major party candidates to accept $1,500 contributions from individuals for both the June primary and for the general election, but doesn’t restrict when that money must be spent.”


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