William McGinley

William McGinley

Patton Boggs LLP

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United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, holding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) is unconstitutional. Listed below are the key paragraphs explaining the...more

6/25/2013 - Racial Discrimination SCOTUS Voting Rights Act

President Announces Two Nominations For FEC

POLITICO reports that the President has nominated Ann Ravel, a Democrat who chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and Lee Goodman, a Republican election lawyer, to the Federal Election Commission....more

6/24/2013 - Barack Obama Federal Election Commission Nominations

NY Requires Public Disclosure of 501(C)(4) Political Expenses and Donors

The New York Attorney General recently adopted regulations that require certain nonprofit organizations that are required to register with the New York Office of the Attorney General to disclose their electioneering expenses...more

6/11/2013 - Election Related Expenditures Electioneering Filing Deadlines Non-Profits Public Disclosure

IRS Scandal UPDATE: DOJ And FBI Launch Criminal Probe

The Washington Post is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed during a press conference today that he has ordered the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe the IRS’s targeting of...more

5/15/2013 - Conservatives DOJ Eric Holder Exempt Organizations FBI IRS Political Scandals

IRS Scandal’s Next Question: Who Received The Information From The Conservative Groups?

The mounting problems facing the IRS continued to expand on Monday. News outlets disclosed that IRS employees and officials outside of the Cincinnati office sent inappropriate requests for information to conservative...more

5/15/2013 - Conservatives DOJ Exempt Organizations IRS Political Scandals Request For Information

IRS Targets Conservative Groups

The disclosure that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative groups was disclosed last Friday afternoon in the form of an apology by an IRS official in response to a question during a panel discussion at a...more

5/14/2013 - Conservatives DOJ Exempt Organizations IRS Political Scandals

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