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Legislators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Help Limit Foreign Interference In Elections

by King & Spalding on

On October 19, 2017, a bipartisan group of federal legislators introduced legislation to increase transparency of and accountability in online political advertisements in order to limit foreign interference in US elections....more

Alert: Who Paid for that Ad? US Considers Internet Disclosure Rules

by Cooley LLP on

Anyone who watches television or listens to radio during an election cycle is bombarded with political advertisements from candidates, political parties and issue groups. While some commentators have lamented the rise of...more

United States Supreme Court Upholds Campaign Ad Disclosure Requirement

by Snell & Wilmer on

In its recent four-word decision (“The judgment is affirmed.”) Independence Institute v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a campaign finance law requirement that donors backing certain campaign ads...more

Seventh Circuit Upholds Indiana Ban on Robocalls

by Reed Smith on

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld an Indiana statute banning robocalls, concluding that the statute was evenly applied in an effort to prohibit unsolicited calls made without a recipient’s...more

FCC Makes Airing Political Ads Much More Complicated

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

If trying to maintain the required paperwork for political advertising aired by your station gives you a headache, prepare for a migraine of biblical proportions. With the departure of Commissioner Rosenworcel leaving...more

Engaging California Voters

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

An estimated 8.9 million people voted in California’s June 7 election, representing just under 50 percent of the entire voting-eligible population, according to news reports. The turnout seems quite remarkable compared to...more

Independence, Coordination & Super PACs in the 2016 Presidential Election

by Genova Burns LLC on

On July 4th we celebrated Independence Day. In the next three weeks, the Nation will focus on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. We cannot turn on the television without catching a political ad....more

DC Circuit Upholds FEC’s Limited Disclosure Rule for Corporations and Labor Unions

On January 21, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) rule requiring corporations and labor organizations to disclose on an electioneering...more

Anti-robocalling statute banning automated political calls found unconstitutional

On August 6, 2015, the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision that the South Carolina anti-robocall statute was unconstitutional. The South Carolina robocall statute targeted automated telephone calls that were...more

Today’s Hot Topic: Sponsorship Identification in Advertising

by Reed Smith on

From time to time I like to remind clients of specific network guidelines to keep in mind when developing advertising. One such guideline involves sponsorship identification. Per the network guidelines, advertising must...more

Telemarketing Tips: What We Can Learn From Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Excursion With The FTC

by Ifrah PLLC on

The FTC’s “Do Not Call” and “robocall” rules do not apply to political survey calls. So, if Hillary Clinton sought to “voice blast” a survey about international issues, she could do so without violating the Telemarketing...more

Paul Watler's Perspective: Political Ads on Public Broadcast Stations

by Jackson Walker on

Does Congress have constitutional authority to ban paid political advertising from public broadcast stations? Ad-weary viewers may learn the answer just in time for the next presidential election. ...more

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