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Survey of the Pay-to-Play Laws of the United States

Companies doing business with state and local governments or operating in regulated industries are subject to a dizzying array of “pay-to-play” rules.  These rules effectively prohibit company executives and employees (and in some cases, their family members) from making certain personal political contributions.  Even inadvertent violations can be dangerous:  a single political contribution can, for example, … Continue Reading

New Campaign Finance, Lobbying, and Ethics Laws Take Effect

The New Year brings with it new laws governing campaign finance, lobbying, and ethics. Below we highlight some of the major state and federal laws that took effect on or around January 1. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but highlights some of the most significant changes that are new for 2015.  … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court Passes on First Political Law Cases for this Term

October always means one thing for court-watchers: the start of a new U.S. Supreme Court term.  On the first Monday of that month (when the Term traditionally begins), the Supreme Court typically releases an Orders List denying many of the thousands of petitions for certiorari that have piled up over the summer.  This Term’s list, … Continue Reading
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