Good morn. political law links

MIDDLE CLASS AND CFR. HuffPo. “On Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, House and Senate Democrats aimed all the spotlights at campaign finance reform.”

CURB SNUB. WSJ. “Mr. Obama — who made good government and transparency centerpieces of his 2008 campaign — has long disappointed many of his own supporters on the issue of curbing the influence of big donors and runaway money in politics.”

CA: LIMIT CHANGE EXPLORED. “Increasing the maximum amount of campaign contributions and whether businesses should be allowed to donate money to candidates are among the considerations the Belmont City Council will explore as it evaluates whether its current policies are both legal and timely.”

CA: COMPLAINT FILED. “A section of the act requires that committees report within 24 hours the receipt any contribution of $1,000 or more that comes within 90 days of the election, which in this case, is scheduled for March 3.”

IL: ETHICS MOVES. Sun Times. A mayoral challenger has some proposals to regulate lobbyists.

ME: REFORM URGED. “Recently I was invited to the White House to speak about my state’s experience with clean elections and what the citizens of Maine are doing to fight back against big money in politics.”

MT: ROBOCALL UPDATE. GF Tribune. “A Montana legislator wants to crack down on the waves of robocalls residents receive in the final months of political campaigns.”

VA: M. MCDONNELL SENTENCE RECOMMENDATION. “Federal sentencing guidelines call for former first lady Maureen McDonnell to serve from five years and three months to six years and six months in prison, according to an informed source.”


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