Federal Election Commission Announces New Limits For 2017-18 Election Cycle
Federal Election Commission Announced New Limits for 2017-18 Election Cycle
Chris Gober discusses the 9th Circuit litigation over Trump’s travel ban
Earlier this week, I appeared on several Fox News programs to explain the current 9th Circuit litigation over President Trump’s controversial Executive Order entitled “PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORISTS ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES.” You can watch my Fox and Friends First segment on February 8.
The Gober Group Wins Dismissal and Fee Award in High-Profile Defamation Suit Brought by Father of Former Irving, TX Student Known as “Clock Boy”
Pre-Semi-Annual Report Reminders (and Rule Summaries) for State/Local Candidates and Committees in Texas
As we enter 2017—and in preparation for the Semi-Annual reports due on January 17—it is worth reminding Texas candidates and committees of a couple of rules recently adopted by the Texas Ethics Commission.
Texas Ethics Commission Tweaks “Cash on Hand” Rule for Online Fundraising
Candidates and political committees filing reports with the Texas Ethics Commission should be aware of a recent change for calculating “cash on hand” at the end of a reporting period.
Texas Lobby Rule Relaxed – By Fourteen Hours
As the Texas legislative session nears, it is time for those engaging in the policy-making process to determine whether they are required to register as lobbyists with the Texas Ethics Commission.
The Gober Group Sues IRS Over Constitutionality of Tax Exempt Determination Process
Here's a quick update on a pending case that's gone mostly under the radar, but has the potential to be an earthquake in the ability of the IRS to regulate political speech and association. Freedom Path v. Lois Lerner, No. 3:14-CV-1537-D (N.D.Tx). Note: I'm not part of the case, but I've been following it.
Texas Lt. Governor Reserves Priority Bill Number for “Ethics Reform” – No Details Yet
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has announced that the Senate’s legislative priorities will include “ethics reform.” Signaling the relative importance of the issue, Patrick reserved Senate Bill 14 for ethics reform, with an aim to “strengthen Texas ethics laws, and ensure government officials and employees are held to high standards that inspire the public’s confidence in a transparent and ethically principled government.” (Hint: In Texas, a lower bill number signifies more significant legislation.)
The Presidential Inaugural Committee: Paying for a Good Time
Now that the election is behind us, the press corps and many Trump supporters are turning their attention to the presidential inauguration to be held on January 20, 2017. With that shift comes a new set of rules as to how those individuals and entities can interact with those planning the festivities and how they can support the ceremony and celebrations.