Election and Political Law

Attorneys specializing in elections and political law handle cases involving not just election financing or campaigns such as campaign contribution limits, but also important matters such as election fraud and the framework under which political parties may organize. Click on the links below to discover more about scandals involving corporate campaign contributions or a primer on how lobbyists are regulated both on a state and federal level. Ethics regulations are also covered in this section, touching on matters such as when a public official may or may not accept a personal gift and what the reporting requirements are when lobbyists give personalized plaques or trophies to government officials.
Election and Political Law Articles
    • U.S. Reaction to Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto's Resignation
      Following his party's significant losses in Japan's parliamentary elections held on July 12, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto resigned the following day. Briefing reporters on Monday, White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry commented on the "close ...

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    • Using AD Rule 9785 Regain Medical Control in California
      AD Rule §9785Administrative Rule §9785 was revised 1/1/99 and substantially changed. The purpose of §9785 is to advise the Primary Treating Physician (PTP) of his medical reporting requirements. It is also used to enforce the standards and provide ...

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    • Snyder's Law of Unintended Consequences
      As the Los Angeles Times reported last week, the convictions of former council member and prominent local lobbyist Art Snyder were overturned by a state appellate court. But for some otherwise unrelated decisions made by a host of well-intentioned ...

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    • Religious Institutions Law Alert
      Religious organizations that wish to accept tax-exempt donations from their supporters must continually be cautious of restrictions on their political and lobbying activities. Certain activities will bar a religious organization from qualifying as ...

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    • Recent Developments in Political Law Regulation
      With the 1998 election season having come to a close, we would like to draw your attention to the following developments in political law: Proposition 208, the comprehensive campaign contribution disclosure initiative approved by California voters ...

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    • President Clinton Fails to Support Renewed Calls for Fast Track Vote
      President Bill Clinton has failed to actively support the June 25 announcement by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, that he planned to schedule a September vote on extending fast-track trade negotiating authority for the ...

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    • Political Laws: a Trap for the Unwary
      With the passage last year of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (P.L. 104-65), the first Federal lobbying reform in nearly 50 years took effect. In addition, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate substantially revised their ...

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    • Public Hearings Held on Drought
      The House Democratic Policy Committee held two days of public hearings this week focused on the Commonwealth's lingering drought and its effect on farmers in particular. Democrats lead by Committee Chairman Vic Lescovitz (D-Washington), accused the ...

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    • Overview of Mergers & Acquisitions Activity in Canada
      The aggregate disclosed value of announced M&A transactions involving Canadian companies in the first nine months of 2004 was C$86.5 billion, up 38% from C$62.7 billion for the first nine months of 2003. Included in this total is C$44.0 billion of ...

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    • Marking Country of Origin
      CONTENTS: Return to Contents.Is it necessary for the words "made in" or "product of" to precede the name of the country of origin? The phrase "made in" is required only in the case where the name of any locality other than the country or locality in ...

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