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"… han $2.35 million in 2017, mostly from small-dollar donors who the PAC, by law, isn’t required to identify. Meanwhile, Hampton’s PAC spent $2.32 mil …"

"… e purpose of electing and defeating political candidates, although federal law gives PACs fairly wide latitude on how they may otherwise spend their mone …"

"… tion. “He is skating on thin ice,” said Petalas, today a principal at law firm Garvey Schubert Barer.  “The more he collects himself and the …"

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"… ister” organization, nonprofit American Action Network, which isn’t by law required to disclose its donors. This leaves much of the Congressional Lea …"

"… but not all, outstanding bills sent to his campaign by municipalities and law enforcement jurisdictions across the nation. That’s in contrast to Trump …"

"… funds. (Remember his Downton Abbey office digs?) He still owes $746,985 to law firm Jones Day for legal services. 9: Minimum number of lawmakers that sp …"

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"… ok trips subsidized by controversial Turkish opposition movement   …"

"… by a dangerous Turkish opposition leader. Federal records show Turkey’s lawyers requested meetings in January 2018 with politicians in 26 states and t …"

"… ity previously revealed has funded scores of international trips for state lawmakers from places such as Texas and Tennessee. Nonprofits associated with …"

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"… y be returned to a country in turmoil,” the ruling said, but immigration law “neither provides for nor implies a right to court-appointed counsel at …"

"… ith a parent, as the Honduran boy did. Read our story about how volunteer lawyers pieced together vital defense arguments and evidence for minors’ asy …"

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"… cams” and in violation of both the spirit and letter of federal election law. Politicians who rely on such super PACs are beholden to their wealthy con …"

"… vers isn’t possible, as federal political candidates are not required by law to reveal the identities or exact contribution amounts of donors who give …"

"… thereby reduce the influence of super PACs, which candidates are barred by law from personally controlling. At the FEC, which is led by six presidential …"

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"… ir spending. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it’s not against the law for telemarketers to keep most of the donations they raise, as long as the …"

"… ars led the IRS’ exempt organizations division and today is a partner at law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP. Both of Hampton’s nonprofits spend an “extr …"

"… clined, however, to discuss Hampton’s veterans groups or whether federal laws governing the use of charitable contributions should be changed. In the r …"

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"… his work at the Statehouse in Des Moines. Chelgren isn’t the only state lawmaker doing his outside interests a favor. A North Dakota legislator was in …"

"… tes that benefited clients of the lobbying firm where he works. Two Hawaii lawmakers involved with the condominium industry sponsored and voted for legis …"

"… e legal speed bumps their companies navigate. And the list goes on. State lawmakers around the country have introduced and supported policies that direc …"

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"… e quietly bankrolled a long legal assault on the nation's campaign finance laws. Related article: "Kochs key among small group quietly funding legal ass …"

"… also spent almost $47,000 for legal services from Foley & Lardner, the law firm where campaign finance deregulation champion Cleta Mitchell practices …"

"… sional opponents are hardly thrilled by these developments. John Heenan, a lawyer from Billings, Montana, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination to fa …"

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"… been here so long, you just can’t be so heartless,” said Bill Hing, a law professor at the University of San Francisco who has written about America …"

"… are honorable people. We are not criminals.” Bill Hing, the immigration lawyer in San Francisco, said the presence of Central Americans here is a lega …"

"… ding money to a son back in Honduras — and spent thousands of dollars on lawyers who failed to get her permanent residency, despite her marriage to a m …"

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"… om homes. Invenergy told the council that Jessup was in violation of state law because a power plant could not feasibly be built anywhere in the communit …"

"… act construct a plant elsewhere in Jessup — a smaller one. They hired a lawyer, pored over arcane regulations, went to each council meeting and sent a …"

"… ent," then upped it to $1 million a year with additional upfront money. A law firm for the citizens’ group recommended that the borough ask for much m …"

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"… flaccid fine enforcement efforts all contribute to election law breakers outrunning penalties during a time when  …"

"… l confident and comfortable that the FEC will not enforce campaign finance laws against them.” Commissioners argue — and agency records confirm — …"

"… t the FEC collects on the vast majority of fines it doles out for election law violations great and small. This decade, the FEC has, on average, assessed …"

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"… rt decision, the latest in a series gutting major parts of McCain’s 2002 law. The new tactic is also changing political fundamentals. In a fundraisin …"

"… in place. Some donors in previous cycles exceeded the limits, despite the law, but the change has funneled hundreds of millions of additional dollars in …"

"… n a May 2016 email exchange among top Democratic party officials and their lawyers, released by WikiLeaks, they acknowledged that any formal agreement be …"

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"… ful way. Meanwhile, a bill aimed in part at disqualifying serious tax scofflaws from federal employment has languished since Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, …"

"… be no different than any of the others,” said Marcus Owens, a partner at law firm Loeb & Loeb and former director of the IRS’ exempt organization …"

"… tuation, she added. “It’s not been an issue, and I’ve done what the law has allowed me to do,” said Cox-Roush, who according to her LinkedIn res …"

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"… hout his knowledge, Licata sued Facebook in 2015 as part of a class action lawsuit filed in Illinois state court accusing the company of violating a one- …"

"… ois state court accusing the company of violating a one-of-a-kind Illinois law that prohibits collection of biometric data without permission. The suit i …"

"… permission. The suit is ongoing. Facebook denied the charges, arguing the law doesn’t apply to them. But behind the scenes, the social network giant i …"

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"… laims from home health care and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Some lawmakers appeared frustrated that CMS cannot say for sure how much of the “ …"

"… ccording to CMS records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuitfiled by the Center for Public Integrity. The investigation found …"

"… stigation found that Medicare Advantage payment errors result mostly from flaws in a billing formula called a risk score. Congress expected risk sco …"

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"… overnment. Abramoff, reached Wednesday evening, referred questions to his lawyer, Peter Zeidenberg of law firm Arent Fox. Zeidenberg said he and Abramof …"

"… d Wednesday evening, referred questions to his lawyer, Peter Zeidenberg of law firm Arent Fox. Zeidenberg said he and Abramoff didn’t believe the filin …"

"… necessarily have a meeting of the minds as to what was required under the law,” Zeidenberg said. “We just decided to file this.” In a letter to t …"

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"… year, thousands of contractors enriched by tax dollars skirt federal labor laws and shortchange workers. In fact, U.S. Department of Labor data show that …"

"… ding to USASpending.gov. But the government’s methods for tracking labor-law scofflaws are unreliable, making it easy for violations to go unnoticed. E …"

"… SASpending.gov. But the government’s methods for tracking labor-law scofflaws are unreliable, making it easy for violations to go unnoticed. Even when …"

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"… voice vote in January 2013. Shaub, a veteran private sector and government lawyer who contributed $500 to Obama’s re-election campaign, is in the final …"

"… hn, a former Federal Election Commission chairman who is now Trump’s top lawyer, Jones Day attorney Ann Donaldson took part. Jones Day, a private law f …"

"… p lawyer, Jones Day attorney Ann Donaldson took part. Jones Day, a private law firm where McGahn was a partner before going to the White House, provided …"

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"… is. Most notable: the FEC, which is tasked with enforcing federal election laws, hasn’t managed to appoint a general counsel since mid-2013, in part be …"

"… he budget director, accounting director and the deputy general counsel for law, FEC officials confirmed. The FEC’s longtime inspector general Lynne McF …"

"… om general counsel and inspector general — positions mandated by federal law — the FEC is not actively filling jobs because of a federal hiring freez …"

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"… to investigate a trove of leaked documents from inside Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in Panama that sells offshore companies and other complex corporate s …"

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"… s lead lobbyist; and her husband, former Rep. Bill Paxon, a lobbyist for law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Lobbyist Richard Hohlt, who repre …"

"… ria and Chevron, also contributed. Lobbying firms, trade associations and law firms with lobbying practices opened their checkbook. Among them: Baker D …"

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"… ve of leaked documents from inside Mossack Fonseca, a Panama-headquartered law firm that sells offshore companies and other hard-to-unravel corporate str …"

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"… lic Integrity documented the extent of the trips and found that some state lawmakers who attended them later introduced resolutions supporting Gulen’s …"

"… nded schools run by friends of the movement. While some familiar with the lawmakers’ trips frame them as innocuous learning experiences, the trips are …"

"… ed the land of the Ottomans on the movement’s dime. At least four Texas lawmakers who have served on legislative education committees went on the spon …"

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"… s top priority goal for years: upending Dodd-Frank, the massive regulatory law that emerged from the financial crisis. Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wa …"

"… to protect consumers and the economy from future crises. To that end, the law created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and fundamentally …"

"… tation by watering down some Dodd-Frank rules and delaying others, but the law survived mostly intact during President Barack Obama’s tenure. That’s …"

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"… re accused of torture or murder by civil and criminal courts, human rights lawyers, or government investigators, but continue to work in their official c …"

"… l in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and others.  Independent analysts, lawyers, and human rights experts say the actual number of U.S. foreign milita …"

"… assistance “includes a comprehensive curriculum on human rights and the law of armed conflict.” But it does not specify what this should consist of. …"

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"… d preeminent enemy of campaign finance regulations, as his top White House lawyer. Representatives for the Trump transition declined to answer questions …"

"… out new ways to influence politics, regardless of whether campaign finance laws are changed, according to a new Center for Public Integrity/Ipsos po …"

"… of commissioners’ ideological advocacy and posturing. ‘Abiding by the law as written’ Take Election 2016 itself. Political neophytes could be fo …"

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"… lue and beige stucco walls, leaving behind faint traces of the name of the law firm that had been working there just days before: M-O-S-S-A-C-K-F-O-N-S- …"

"… ees of the El Salvador branch of Mossack Fonseca, the Panama-headquartered law firm whose leaked files have formed the basis of thousands of news reports …"

"… ad announced an investigation into citizens who had done business with the law firm. They worried that evidence might be destroyed. So the afternoon afte …"

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"… m the Panama Papers, the investigation based on a leak of documents from a law firm that has helped politicians, oligarchs and fraudsters create and use …"

"… of their supporters have responded with vitriol, threats, cyberattacks and lawsuits, according to a survey by the International Consortium of Investigati …"

"… o Prisa declined to respond to ICIJ’s questions and said it is “in the lawyers’ hands.” “The editor of the biggest newspaper and the biggest r …"

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"… sting transparency in the industry. …"

"… res in risk assessment, due diligence and identification procedures at the law firm. The Panama Papers investigation, based on a trove of 11.5 million l …"

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