States React to McCutcheon v. FEC and Adjust Aggregate Contribution Limit Rules

17 Apr, 2014

In the wake of the recent McCutcheon v. FEC decision, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has released additional guidance on how certain states are reexamining their two-year aggregate contribution limits. The Court's decision did not strike down any state aggregate limits, but opens the door for questions...

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on McCutcheon Ruling

03 Apr, 2014

  Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Aggregate Limits on Campaign Contributions Today, April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, striking down the aggregate limits imposed on individual contributions under federal law. The 5-4 opinion held that the individual aggregate limit under federal law...

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Supreme Court Overturns Two-Year Aggregate Individual Contribution Limit

02 Apr, 2014

On April 2, the Supreme Court struck down the aggregate federal campaign contributions cap an individual may contribute to candidates, party committees and PACs during a two-year election cycle. Those in the campaign finance community have anxiously awaited the results since the case was heard by the court in...

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What Super PACs Mean for Corporations and Associations

02 Apr, 2014

How does a super PAC differ from your organization’s PAC? What has the impact of super PACs been for corporations and associations? Where are super PACs headed, and how will that contribute to the relevance of connected PACs? This members-only resources provides answers to these questions and offers suggestions...

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Survey of State Contribution Laws

04 Dec, 2012

Click here to access the most up-to-date Survey of State Contribution Laws.

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Survey of Federal and State Lobbying Laws

04 Dec, 2012

To get the Survey of Federal and State Lobbying Laws, click here.

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Lobbying and Political Involvement FAQ’s

04 Dec, 2012

The following are answers to frequently asked questions about lobbying and political involvement: 1. What is lobbying? Here is the definition from http://www.wikipedia.org/. “Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individual’s or organization’s point of...

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FEC Rules On Facilitation Fundraising

04 Dec, 2012

FEC Rules Alter Ways You Can Aid Candidates By Kenneth A. Gross and Ki P. Hong Specialists in Political Law Past Federal Election Commission rules significantly changed the way corporate and trade association executives may engage in fundraising activity in behalf of a federal candidate, defining what constitutes an...

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Compliance Rules for Bundling

04 Dec, 2012

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Solicitation Do’s and Don’ts

04 Dec, 2012

DO Follow the letter of the law Don’t try to interpret the unclear. Find out the answer and don’t assume that what sounds logical is the right response. The FEC is there to help – 202.694.1100. Set a positive tone for the PAC Use positive language and keep your...

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