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District Judge Permanently Enjoins PA Law that Prohibited Corporate Contributions to IE Committees

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge William Caldwell permanently enjoined enforcement of Pennsylvania’s prohibition on campaign expenditures by banks, corporations or unincorporated associations (such as labor unions) as against…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

The DISCLOSE Act: Fantasy or Future?

Following a wave of judicial decisions that have cleared the way for more soft money in politics, federal legislators have continued to press for the passage of laws creating more stringent regulations on donor disclosures and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

A Legislative Scorecard for the New York City Campaign Finance Board

The World Cup is over. Quadrennial hopes and dreams next turn to the post-election report (PER) the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) must submit to the Mayor and City Council on or before September 1, as it has every four years…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Vermont Right to Life, Inc. v. Sorrell: Independence Required

Since the Supreme Court found in Citizens United that “the absence of prearrangement and coordination . . .alleviates the danger that expenditures will be given as a quid pro quo for improper commitments from the candidate” – a…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Supreme Court Rules President’s 2012 Appointments to NLRB Unconstitutional, Invalidates Key Pro-Union NLRB Decision, and Establishes Precedent for Reversals of Other NLRB Decisions and Appointments

In a unanimous decision issued June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 were unconstitutional and invalidated the…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Amended Provisions to Interest Arbitration Awards

On June 24, 2014, Governor Christie signed into law Bill A-3424, amending the provisions of Arbitration Reform Bill A-3393. Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster, as labor counsel to the League of Municipalities and New Jersey…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Remedies

Public Records Produced Pursuant to OPRA May Not be Redacted for Irrelevancy

The New Jersey Appellate Division has recently confirmed the public’s unfettered right to access government records, regardless of whether certain information produced falls outside a specific request…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure

SEC Charges Private Equity Firm with Pay-to-Play Violations

For the first time since passing Rule 206(4)-5, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged a Philadelphia-area private equity firm with violations of the pay-to-play rule. The case concerns contributions made to a…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Securities Law

The Law of Unintended Consequences?

Shortly after the indictment of Rod Blagojevich, Illinois legislators passed a number of campaign finance reform measures, including contribution limits for the first time in the state’s history and limits on independent…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

FEC Approves Bitcoin Transactions

Earlier this month the Federal Election Commission issued Advisory Opinion 2014-02, which permits the acceptance of Bitcoins for political contributions. Bitcoin is a form of virtual, peer-to-peer currency that can be exchanged…more
| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

A Recent Folly by General Mills Exemplifies the Need to Consider the Business Consequences of All Legal Decisions

Before a legal decision is employed, it must be thoroughly vetted from multiple perspectives (including a determination of whether the decision comports with the company’s business goals). Otherwise, unintended business…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

Contributions by New Jersey Government Contractors Increased Dramatically in 2013: Will Pay-to-Play Reform Follow?

Late last month, ELEC issued its 2013 Annual Report, which includes an analysis of the Pay-to-Play Annual Disclosures (Form BE) filed by New Jersey government contractors. Although New Jersey has stringent pay-to-play…more
| Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

Important Deadline Approaching Under New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law

By Thursday, May 1, 2014, covered employers under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act, also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law, must distribute a written notice to existing employees regarding their rights under the Paid Sick…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Public Trust Act Preserves Candidate Choices

Political communications are like trees in a forest. Blessed with monetary sunshine political communications reach toward the sky, dominate the horizon, and potentially drench competitors in shade. Legal limits on financial…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

The Next Domino – New York Finally Knocks Down Limits to SuperPACs

Last week, Judge Paul Crotty of the Southern District of New York ruled that New York Election Laws §§ 14-114(8) and 14-126, which impose limits on the amount of money that may be contributed to political candidates, are…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking
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