Wednesday, July 08, 2015

D.C. Court of Appeals Reaffirms Ban on Federal Contractor Donations

Yesterday the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a ban prohibiting federal contractors from donating to candidates running for federal office. All 11 judges agreed in their Wagner v. FEC opinion that “the concerns that spurred the original bar remain as important today as when the statute was enacted.” The case, which was brought by a group of individuals with relatively small government contracts, has been seen as a potential vehicle for the Supreme Court to strike down contractor contribution bans. The decision only bans direct contributions to federal candidates and does not address donations to super PACs prompting many supporters of campaign regulation to renew their push for President Obama to sign an executive order requiring contractors to disclose any political spending.

You can find the Court’s full opinion here.

Committee on House Administration Approves Reimbursement Rule Changes
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

D.C. Court of Appeals Reaffirms Ban on Federal Contractor Donations
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

SCOTUS Upholds Constitutionality of Arizona's Independent Redistricting Panel
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

SCOTUS Agrees to Hear 'One Person, One Vote' Case
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

SCOTUS rules in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FEC celebrates Fortieth Anniversary
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Supreme Court Hears Argument on Constitutionality of Arizona Redistricting Commission
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FEC Announces Contribution Limits for the 2016 Election Cycle
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Campaign Contribution Limits for Political Parties Increased
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

District Court Throws Out FEC Electioneering Communication Disclosure Requirements
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

4 Years after Citizens United, FEC Approves Final Rules on Corporate and Labor Organization Activity
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

U.S. District Court Rejects Challenge to Electioneering Communications' Disclosure
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

SCOTUS to Hear Case on Judicial Campaign Solicitations
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Representatives Introduce Bill Intended to Strengthen 2012 STOCK Act
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FEC Electioneering Communications Reporting Period Begins September 5
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FECA to Move to New Title 52 of U.S. Code
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FEC Drops Enforcement Action Against 32 Donors in 2012 Elections
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FCC Seeks Comment on Expansion of Online Political File to Include Cable, Satellite, and Radio Companies
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

2nd Circuit Court of Appeals issues ruling in Vermont Right to Life v. Sorrell
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The Supreme Court allows Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus to proceed in lower courts
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman's tax reform proposal would require 501(c)(4)s to report formation to IRS
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on Proposed Constitutional Amendment to Limit Money in Politics
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

IRS Will Revise Proposed Rules on 501(c)(4) Political Activity, Delays Public Hearing
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

CA Governor Signs S.B. 27
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FEC Advisory Opinion Allows Bitcoin Contributions
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FEC Concedes in James v. FEC
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Federal Contractor Campaign Contribution Ban Challenged
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

NM Sen. Tom Udall Proposes Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Voter ID Law
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Arizona Alters Campaign Finance Laws
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

FEC Issues Advisory Opinion 2014-03
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

H.R. 2019: An End to Public Financing for Presidential Nominating Conventions
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

McCutcheon v. FEC Decision
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

WI Governor Scott Walker Signs Bill Changing Campaign Finance and Lobbying Law
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

IRS Proposes Regulations for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations and Candidate-Related Political Activities
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

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