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“McDonnell: If I could go back, I would not have taken gifts”

The Hill: Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) in a new interview broadcast Sunday evening said if he could go back to his time in office, he would not have taken the gifts that led to a career-rocking scandal. “If … Continue reading ?

Trump: Justice Gorsuch Getting to Decide “Hundreds” of 5-4 Cases “A Great Legacy”

Washington Times: President Trump will stick with the same list of potential nominees for the next Supreme Court vacancy, he told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview in which he also waved aside the lack of a honeymoon from … Continue reading ?

WI: “What game is Schimel playing?”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial page blog: Just what game is Republican state Attorney General Brad Schimel playing? His office released a memo Monday saying an investigation into allegations of voter fraud by Democrats talking on a video about bringing in people from out of state was … Continue reading ?

“Three Divergent Election-Law Decisions in the Early Trump Administration”

Derek Muller has written this piece for an Illinois Law Review symposium on President Trump’s first 100 days. See also this student symposium piece on the voter fraud myth. … Continue reading ?

“Voting Rights on Trial on the Bayou”

The Atlantic: In the half-century since the parish moved to an at-large system, only one black judge, Juan Pickett, has ever been elected to the 32nd District Court. That he ran unopposed has been taken by state officials as proof … Continue reading ?

“Va. Gov. McAuliffe says he has broken U.S. record for restoring voting rights”

WaPo: Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that he had broken the record for restoring voting rights to convicted felons, calling it his “proudest achievement” as governor. McAuliffe (D) said he had individually restored rights to 156,221 Virginians, surpassing the previous … Continue reading ?

“Stephen Spaulding Returns to Common Cause as Chief of Strategy and External Relations”

Release: Common Cause announced today that Stephen Spaulding will be returning to Common Cause in May as Chief of Strategy and External Relations. He departs the Federal Election Commission (FEC) this week after serving as Special Counsel to FEC Commissioner … Continue reading ?

“Ahead of 2018, trial likely looms in Texas political map battle”

Texas Tribune: As the 2018 election cycle nears, it appears Texas and its legal foes are headed for a trial — yet again — over what the state’s House and congressional boundaries will look like, and it will likely come … Continue reading ?

“Judge says ex-Congressman Bob Beauprez’s group must pay $17,000 in campaign finance fines”

Colorado Independent: Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, who ran for governor in 2014, should have registered a nonprofit as a political committee, a judge ruled. The decision came in response to a dark-money lawsuit filed by Matt Arnold, a … Continue reading ?

“Schock wants campaign finance charges dropped”

The Hill: Former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who has been indicted on two-dozen fraud-related charges, wants a federal court to dismiss five counts on the falsifying of campaign finance records. His lawyers at McGuireWoods argue that the charges infringe on … Continue reading ?

“Should ‘Dark’ Money Power the Resistance to Trump?”

Eliza Newlin Carney for TAP: Watchdogs have faulted the IRS for failing to put the brakes on political spending by tax-exempt groups, which operate outside the disclosure rules. Technically, 501(c)(4) social welfare groups may not focus on politics as their … Continue reading ?

“The Chosen One: Thoughts on a Better, Fairer, and Smarter Way to Choose Presidential Nominees”

Brennan Center: Although the 2016 presidential primaries garnered profound dissatisfaction with the nomination process, leading to widespread accusations of unfairness within both parties, most voters will forget our current system’s issues until the 2020 election. But in a new paper, … Continue reading ?

“Klobuchar & Hirono Probe Thapar on Money in Politics”

PAW: One of the several concerns that have been raised about Sixth Circuit nominee Amul Thapar centers on a case in which he used a severely flawed First Amendment analysis to strike down Kentucky’s ban on state judicial candidates contributing … Continue reading ?

Drain the Swamp Dep’t: “Spending on lobbying approached $1 billion in first quarter, highest in 5 years”

WaPo: Industries from around the world spent nearly $1 billion to lobby the federal government during the first quarter of this year, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics — the highest in five years. The uptick … Continue reading ?

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