5.17 political law links

I’M GOOD, THANKS.   FPN.  “DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials.

LAWSUIT RISKS.   WP.  “The DNC lawsuit boils down to a simple question: When may the law penalize someone who disseminates truthful but illegally acquired information about a matter of public concern?”

REFORM MOMENT.   CNN.  “Direct communication and coordination is banned, but candidates from both parties are always finding new and creative ways to keep close, some of them blessed by the FEC.”

CO:  SUPER PAC SPENDING.   CI.  “Two Super PACs will advertise heavily on TV in support of Democratic candidates for governor Cary Kennedy and Mike Johnston in the month before the June 26 primary election.”

MD:  SUPER PAC ALLEGATIONS.   WP.  “One magazine-size advertisement sent to Democratic households in the county depicts Alsobrooks at the center of four rotating arrows that describe how real estate developers buy influence with political contributions and expect favors once candidates they back are in office.”

MO:  DIGGING IN.   CDT.  “The committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens will call his policy director Will Scharf to testify about a campaign memo from 2016 showing rival campaigns were digging into not-for-profit contributors in search of hidden donors.”

NJ:  LAWSUIT FILED.   NJ.  “A legal watchdog group is suing the Federal Election Commission over a $1 million donation made in 2015 to a super PAC once linked to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop’s gubernatorial bid.”

FRA:  TRIAL FOR SARKOZY.   DS.  “The Paris appeals court announced Wednesday it will rule in September on whether former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy should stand trial on charges of illicit financing of his failed 2012 presidential campaign, one of several legal inquiries which have dogged the right-wing politician since he left office.”


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