The Los Angeles Times recently reported that proposed football stadium developers have chosen to incur the cost of collecting signatures to qualify an initiative for the ballot to obtain land use approvals rather than face...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Legislature Completes Last Full Week of Work for the Year -
On April 18th at 1:05 a.m.,...more
Recent changes to the Michigan Election Law will require municipalities and school districts to certify ballot language two weeks earlier than previously required.
Michigan Public Act 253 of 2013, which amends the...more
The proxy is the most misunderstood and mischaracterized of all instruments. For the record, a “proxy” is “a written authorization signed or an electronic transmission authorized by a shareholder or the shareholder’s...more
Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics:
Press Release: Presidential Elector Initiative Enters Circulation by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen -
January 22 – A new initiative...more
Recently, it was reported that the Council of Institutional Investors had submitted a petition for rule making to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Indeed, the CII did submit this petition on January 8, 2014. ...more
Below is a recap of last week’s election law news and hot topics. The hot trend right now, which should continue for the next couple months, is the qualification of state initiatives for circulation. With only 150 days for...more
In late July, the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee issued a recommendation that the SEC ”explore relaxing the ‘bona fide nominee’ rule embodied in Rule 14a-4(d)(1) . . . to provide proxy contestants with the option (but not...more
Six constitutional amendments have been certified for the New York statewide ballot in 2013....more
In Parker v. Lyons, 2013 WL 1624336 (C.D. Ill. 2013), a candidate filed a nominating petition with the requisite number of signatures and was later served with a quo warranto action by the State’s Attorney. The quo warranto...more
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