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Two separate yet similar lawsuits against Calif. AG Harris: One wins, one loses

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Two Washington, D.C.-area organizations with separate lawsuits against California Attorney General and U.S. Senate-hopeful Kamala Harris over the same issue reached different outcomes.

Koch brothers group files suit against Calif. AG, refuses to disclose donors

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A free market, nonprofit group founded by the Koch brothers is challenging California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ threat to take its state tax-exempt status unless it discloses the identities of its donors.

Federal lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Thursday, the Center for Competitive Politics filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank, asserting that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment.

Former FEC chairman joins Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - A former Federal Ethics Commission chairman is bringing his political expertise to a Columbus law firm.

Group may challenge publicly financed elections in West Virginia

Manchin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Before West Virginia ever holds a publicly financed election for two Supreme Court seats in 2012, the law allowing it might have to survive a challenge in court.

Montana AG testifies before Senate panel on campaign finance

Steve Bullock (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock will appear before a U.S. Senate panel today to discuss the implications of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign finance.

AG King files brief in W.Va. recusal issue

King CHARLESTON (Legal Newsline) - Five more amicus briefs were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday in West Virginia's judicial recusal issue, including one by Alabama Attorney General Troy King.