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  • A defendant in a civil rights lawsuit has filed an appeal after a federal court issued an order prohibiting at-large judicial elections in Terrebonne Parish....

  • Democrats, frustrated by what they saw as an unfair electoral map, launched a star-studded effort at the beginning of the year to position themselves for the redistricting fights to come....

  • State Legislative “Responses” to Citizens United 275 I. CONTRIBUTION LIMIT CHANGES In part because following Citizens United groups that are not associated with candidates and party committees could raise and spend unlimited funds in races, legislators in a number of states decided to lawreview.syr.edu...

  • A defendant in a civil rights lawsuit has filed an appeal after a federal court issued an order prohibiting at-large judicial elections in Terrebonne Parish....

  • Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky, PLLC (HVJT) - a leading law firm that serves a diverse client base of prominent companies, non-profits, individuals and campaigns - announced today that Bill McGinley, former Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, is joining as Partner. Mr. McGinley is recognized nationally for his experience in ethics laws, investigations, election law, free speech, campaign finance, lobbying disclosures, and political activities....

  • FIRST IN PI — McGINLEY JOINS REPUBLICAN LAW FIRM: Bill McGinley, who served as President Donald Trump’s White House Cabinet secretary before joining the Vogel Group, a Washington lobbying firm, has another new gig. He’ll be a partner at Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky, a Virginia law firm popular with Washington Republicans. ...

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The recently resigned former chairman of the Federal Election Commission and BYU graduate has taken a job with a high-powered law firm in Washington....

  • Firm with nation’s top political law practice also names former NRSC, NRCC general counsels as Partners Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky, PLLC (HVJT) – a leading law firm that serves a diverse client base of prominent companies, non-profits, individuals and campaigns – announced today that Matthew......

  • Washington • Utah native Matt Petersen is taking a job at a leading law firm after resigning as vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission....

  • The Republican vice chairman of the Federal Election Commission resigned Monday, leaving the election oversight agency without enough members to vote on enforcement actions....

  • Former House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley (N.Y.) is heading to Squire Patton Boggs, the firm announced on Tuesday. Ex-Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will also work there....

  • DETROIT (CN) – A federal trial to determine if Michigan’s voting districts were gerrymandered began Tuesday in downtown Detroit with opening arguments painting a picture of a Republican Party determined to hold onto power using strategic redistricting. ...

  • Jessica Furst Johnson is a leading political operative and one of the top election law attorneys in the country. Jessica Furst Johnson was right out of college when she got a job doing communications work for former Sarasota Congresswoman Katherine Harris’ 2004 reelection campaign....

  • WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Jessica Furst Johnson was supposed to fly from Washington to Orlando this week for a post-election Walt Disney World vacation with her husband and their two small children....

  • In one way, Christine O’Donnell’s unsuccessful 2010 campaign for Senate just ended. Last month, a federal judge ordered O’Donnell to disgorge nearly $6,000 in campaign funds that were spent on payments for a building used, in part, as her personal residence, and to jointly pay, with her campaign, a civil penalty of $25,000 for violating federal campaign law. ...