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California Election Law

California Election Law

Providing legal resources and election news to California election officials and the attorneys who represent them. By Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP.

http://www.calelectionlaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    Verification of Independent Expenditure

    Verification of Independent Expenditure
    Campaign committees that make independent expenditures of $1,000 or more must now verify that (1) the independent expenditures they make are not coordinated with the supported candidate or ballot measure committee, and (2) the committee is…
  • Feb 5

    California regulation of nonprofits supporting or opposing ballot measure

    California regulation of nonprofits supporting or opposing ballot measure
    Nonprofit organizations — with the exception of those formed specifically for the purpose of engaging in political activities — generally do not become involved in state or local ballot measure campaigns.  If  a…
  • Feb 4

    What types of actions are beyond the California initiative power?

    What types of actions are beyond the California initiative power?
    In 1911, California voters amended the state Constitution to reserve to themselves the power of initiative.  As the California Supreme Court has explained, this reserved power is “one of the most precious rights of our democratic…
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Campaign Finance Blog

Campaign Finance Blog

Covers campaign finance, election, and political law. By William J. McGinley.

http://campaignfinanceblog.com/
  • Apr 3

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

    United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC
    Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link…
  • Jun 25

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

    United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision
    The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, holding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) is unconstitutional. Listed below are the key paragraphs explaining the…
  • Jun 21

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC

    President Announces Two Nominations For FEC
    POLITICO reports that the President has nominated Ann Ravel, a Democrat who chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and Lee Goodman, a Republican election lawyer, to the Federal Election Commission.
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Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
  • Apr 22

    SCOTUS’s Recycled Outtakes?

    SCOTUS’s Recycled Outtakes?
    Gerard N. Magliocca, writing about today’s Schuette decision, says “The opinions are out, and they are extremely interesting.  (One gets the impression that some of this material was drafted last year for Fischer and left on…
  • Apr 22

    “ACLU asks judge to block enforcement of Arkansas voter ID law while lawsuit is considered”

    “ACLU asks judge to block enforcement of Arkansas voter ID law while lawsuit is considered”
    AP reports. … Continue reading →
  • Apr 22

    NYT Room for Debate: Do the Rich Call the Shots?

    NYT Room for Debate: Do the Rich Call the Shots?
    From the intro: A recent study by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page examining 30 years of opinion surveys and policy decisions by the federal government found that, “When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or…
Rank this Week: 236

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 1478

Equal Vote

Equal Vote

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By Michael E. Moritz College of Law Professor Dan Tokaji.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
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Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Apr 22

    Mesh Networks Won’t Fix Internet Security

    Mesh Networks Won’t Fix Internet Security
    There’s no doubt that the quality of tech reporting in major newspapers has improved in recent years. It’s rare these days to see a story in, say, the New York Times whose fundamental technical premise is wrong. Still, it does…
  • Apr 21

    Eternal vigilance is a solvable technology problem: A proposal for streamlined privacy alert

    Eternal vigilance is a solvable technology problem: A proposal for streamlined privacy alert
    Consider three recent news articles about online privacy: Google+ added a new feature that shows view counts on everything you post, including your photos. It’s enabled by default, but if you don’t want to be part of the…
  • Apr 15

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason
    Emin Gün Sirer has a fascinating post about how the use of NoSQL caused technical failures that led to the demise of Bitcoin exchanges Flexcoin and Poloniex. But these are only the latest in a long line of hacks of exchanges, other…
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Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
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