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"… his bribe acceptance. lawyers for Benton, Tate and Kesari argued that the law, and FEC precedents, don’t prohibit a campaign paying a vendor who then …"

"… ample evidentiary support” to do so.   Brett Kappel, a political law specialist at the law firm Akerman, said the decision was striking because …"

"… pport” to do so.   Brett Kappel, a political law specialist at the law firm Akerman, said the decision was striking because it affirms prosecutor …"

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"… blicans and 85 percent of Democrats — back a constitutional amendment outlawing Citizens United. The study also indicates that most Americans — 88 p …"

"… overall — want to reduce the influence large campaign donors wield over lawmakers at a time when a single congressional election may cost tens of mill …"

"… and federal politics. Candidates and political parties, meanwhile, may by law only accept limited contributions. Overturning Citizens United has been ma …"

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"… ise isn’t present, the agency that regulates and enforces campaign money laws loses its four-commissioner quorum and can’t conduct high-level busines …"

"… can’t conduct high-level business. No passing rules. No penalizing scofflaws. No providing official advice to political committees seeking it. “If …"

"… y accuse Democrats of overreach — attempting to enforce federal election laws that Congress hasn’t passed, and therefore, don’t exist. Democrats ac …"

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"… y-industry miracle …"

"…    The 5-4 Supreme Court decision stems from a lawsuit filed by James Dimaya of California, who was brought to the Unite …"

"… s brought to the United States in 1992 from the Philippines as a lawful permanent resident. He was 13 years old. In 2007 and 2009, st …"

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"… sex and drugs scandal. Representing Island was Bracewell LLP, a top-dollar law firm known for vigorously defending the oil industry. Island did not resp …"

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"… et ready, Zuckerberg has been prepped in part by Washington law firm WilmerHale, which specializes in data security and privacy …"

"… firm WilmerHale, which specializes in data security and privacy law, according to The Wall Street Journal.  “Our joint …"

"… h campaign contributions. Congress had averaged passing a consumer privacy law once every two years since 1968, the Center for Public Integrity has …"

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"… reasurer Michael Fitzgerald has tried for the past three years to convince lawmakers there to create a state-run auto-IRA program. More than 500,000 of I …"

"… troversial 2016 rule. NAIFA also has increased campaign donations to Iowa lawmakers, from $10,000 in 2010 to $35,000 in the 2016 election cycle. The gro …"

"… ved quickly against the state’s retirement program. Language encouraging lawmakers to vote against the plan was included in the 2018 policy agenda of t …"

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"… Their contention: A $130,000 hush-money payment in October 2016 from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to porn actress and alleged Trump paramour Stormy Daniels …"

"… in response to Watergate, is empowered to enforce federal campaign finance laws. Here’s why: Complicated FEC investigations often take years On Jan. …"

"… ump’s presidential campaign, accusing them of violating federal election law in relation to the Daniels payment. Don’t be shocked if the FEC doesn …"

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"… f America and Visa, Inc. Top donors reportedly gave $100,000 or more. By law, corporations and organizations that lobby the federal government must dis …"

"… ing ones such as the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation that are intimately tied to lawmakers. They also must disclose spending to “honor” lawmakers and high- …"

"… imately tied to lawmakers. They also must disclose spending to “honor” lawmakers and high-level executive branch officials if the spending meets cert …"

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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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"… r commission, which regulates and enforces the nation’s campaign finance laws, could face a de facto shutdown just as 2018 congressional midterm electi …"

"… is resignation, effective Feb. 16, in a letter to Trump. Goodman will join law firm Wiley Rein LLP as a partner. Goodman's "accomplishments as a member o …"

"… ve compliance issues," said Michael Toner, co-chair of the firm's election law and government ethics practice and, like Goodman, a former FEC chairman. …"

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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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