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Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines – COVID-19 D.C. Update – July 2020 #21

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In Washington - Democrats and Republicans continue to be in gridlock as Congress is on the cusp of the deadline on unemployment benefits. Minority Leader Charles Schumer grimly warned that that "the country is about to...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Nota Bene Episode 90: U.S. Q3 Check In: Stimulus, Relief, Election, and Direction with Elizabeth Frazee and Jonathan Meyer

While most agree that Congress must do something to help the U.S. economy and the American people, there is some disagreement as to how, when, and what needs to get done. That is precisely what we’re exploring in today’s...more

Ary Rosenbaum

The thing about the new, new proposed fiduciary rule

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In 1984, Lorne Michaels created a new show, based on Saturday Night Live (SNL) when he was no longer SNL’s producer. It was called “The New Show”, how clever. It failed, people liked the original and within a year, Lorne came...more

Mintz - Energy & Sustainability Viewpoints

Democrats Lay Groundwork for Infrastructure & Clean Energy Ahead of General Election

As the days countdown until the November 3 General Election and, while we are making no predictions on the outcome, we are beginning to have a clear sense of how Democrats might govern on clean energy if they were to hit the...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Secretary of State directs local Board of Elections to cure ballot applications by contacting voter electronically

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On July 6, 2020, Secretary of State Frank LaRose issued a directive regarding 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for county boards of elections. This directive also provides guidance on...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Week in Weed: July 2020 #3

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WHERE DO THE CANDIDATES STAND ON MARIJUANA? Vice President Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders formed a “Unity Task Force” in an effort to bring the party together on various issues. One of them is cannabis. The task force...more

Morgan Lewis

Russia Adopts Major Amendments to Its Constitution

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In a dramatic move, Russia has enacted substantial amendments to its 1993 Constitution, effective 4 July 2020. The amendments affect many areas of Russia’s social and political landscape, including issues directly relating to...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

It’s Time for the Main Event: How the Reinforced TCPA May Play a Pivotal Role in the 2020 Elections

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With the Supreme Court recently upholding the constitutionality of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), political campaigns, PACs, and grassroots GOTV organizations now know the tools by which they will be allowed...more

Farrell Fritz, P.C.

Wealth Inequality, COVID-19, Recession, The 2020 Election & The Estate Tax

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Politics and Wealth Inequality- As we approach the presidential convention season, and the election campaign that will follow, the thoughts of many business owners have turned to the federal estate tax, and for good...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Supreme Court Decides Chiafalo v. Washington

On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Chiafalo v. Washington, No. 19-465, holding that states may penalize “faithless electors" who break their pledge to vote for their party’s presidential nominee. For every...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

The Supreme Court - July 6, 2020

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Barr v. American Assn. of Political Consultants, Inc., No. 19-631: The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA”) generally prohibits robocalls to cell phones and home phones, but was amended in 2015 to permit...more

Clark Hill PLC

Window On Washington - Vol. 4, Issue 26

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation’s Capital - The House. The House will vote this week on the “INVEST in America Act” (H.R. 2), a more than $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan that would include spending on roads, bridges,...more

Nossaman LLP

Compliance Notes – Vol. 1, Issue 9

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Welcome to Volume 1, Issue 9 of Compliance Notes from Nossaman’s Government Relations & Regulation Group – a periodic digest of the headlines, statutory and regulatory changes, and court cases involving campaign finance,...more

Davis Brown Law Firm

Dos and Don'ts for Foreign Nationals Participating in the U.S. Political Process

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With the upcoming presidential election, ongoing state and local elections, and recent events sparking civil unrest, the rate of social and political activism is high. While everyone in the United States is free to...more

Nossaman LLP

Compliance Notes – Vol. 1, Issue 8

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Welcome to Volume 1, Issue 8 of Compliance Notes from Nossaman’s Government Relations & Regulation Group – a periodic digest of the headlines, statutory and regulatory changes, and court cases involving campaign finance,...more

Carlton Fields

Flynn's False Statement Charge Reveals Failed Investigation

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A federal investigation, backed by the awesome power of the federal government, might appear impressive and awe-inspiring, similar to how the wizard first appeared to Dorothy in Oz....more

Proskauer - Proskauer For Good

Voting in the Pandemic: New Challenges and Solutions to Ensure Safe Access to the Ballot

On June 1 and 2, more than 45 volunteers across Proskauer’s US offices assisted voters in exercising their right to vote through a virtual Election Protection call center in partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Chief Judge Refuses to Dismiss TCPA Class Action Against Donald Trump Campaign

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Three individuals have sued Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. (the “Campaign”) in a class action for alleged violations of the TCPA. Pederson v. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., No. CV 19-2735 (JRT/HB), 2020 WL 3047779...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Election 2020: What You Need to Know About Federal Campaign Finance Law

For all the talk about there being too much money in politics—and there is a lot of money in politics—there are many restrictions on how individuals, businesses and other organizations can contribute, financially, to the...more

Arent Fox

How the Coronavirus Is Impacting US Elections

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According to a multi-country comparative graph created by The Johns Hopkins University, the United States seemingly has more months to go before we can return to normal activity — like conducting elections. Fifteen states...more

Nossaman LLP

Compliance Notes – Vol. 1, Issue 2

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Here, we are expanding upon our eAlerts (where we provide substantive analysis on key issues), to deliver a periodic digest of the headlines, statutory and regulatory changes, and court cases involving campaign finance,...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Recent State and Local Legislation Bans Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending in U.S. Elections

In an attempt to further curb foreign influence in U.S. elections, there is a recent trend among states and localities to propose legislation restricting political spending by corporations with foreign owners. Existing...more

Openforce

Home care registries, COVID-19 and the 2020 election: A primer

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Even before COVID-19 upended modern life, the 2020 U.S. presidential election was set to be a divisive one. Now, global changes are picking up speed and all business sectors are struggling to react, especially those in...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Election Time: Bankruptcy Code 1111(B) in the Post-COVID World

Among the only certainties for the post-COVID lending world is the uncertainty of commercial real estate values. Among the classes of real estate that surely will be immediately diminished in value are hospitality and most...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Summary of New York Executive Order No. 202.15 During COVID-19 Emergency

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued New York State Executive Order ("EO") No. 202.15, which modifies or suspends several New York State (the "State") statutes, laws, codes, rules and regulations and further establishes directives to...more

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