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[UK] MPs courted by tobacco firms criticise move towards plain packaging

Six of the 15 MPs who have registered a financial interest related to a tobacco company have spoken out against proposal
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:47
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[New York] US v Sheldon Silver Complaint

Records reflect that SILVER was credited with referring more than 100 clients to the firm, the majority of which were referred for potential asbestos litigation, rather than negligence or other types of personal injury litigation as SILVER had claimed
Scribd
added Jan 23, 2015 00:13
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[Florida] Fundraising Rule for Judicial Candidates Divides Justices

“One is the interest in free speech. The other one is the undeniable interest, because it’s essential to a stable democracy, of having a judiciary which avoids both the reality and the appearance of corrupt influence.”
National Law Journal
added Jan 21, 2015 17:35
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[Florida] Case on judges’ campaign fundraising divides Supreme Court

The Supreme Court heard a case that could unravel state laws on judicial candidates asking for campaign donations. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Judy Woodruff to explain the arguments in the Florida case, take a look at a unanimous decis
PBS
added Jan 21, 2015 17:31
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[Florida] Should Judicial Candidates Be Allowed To Solicit Campaign Money?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case testing whether states, in the name of preserving judicial impartiality, may bar judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jan 20, 2015 20:14
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Supreme Court divided over Florida judicial election law

as it weighed a free speech challenge to a Florida law that bars candidates running for elected judge positions from soliciting campaign contributions. The case put the focus on free speech in the context of elections just a day short of the five-year an
Reuters
added Jan 20, 2015 20:11
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[Illinois] ARCHIVE: Ethics experts say recusal theory in $10 billion tobacco case is defective

Plaintiffs seeking to remove Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier from review of their $10 billion judgment ... advanced a theory with no stopping point...from groups to which Philip Morris belonged, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and th
Madison County (IL) Record
added Jan 19, 2015 23:27
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[Illinois] ARCHIVE: Tillery partners contribute another half million to anti-retention campaign

Another $550,000 has been added to a campaign focused on ousting Justice Lloyd Karmeier from the Illinois Supreme Court... The advertising alleges that Karmeier voted to reverse judgments against State Farm and Philip Morris after they supported his cam
Madison County (IL) Record
added Jan 17, 2015 21:00
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[Illinois] ARCHIVE: Tillery says lack of contribution evidence is good reason to believe PM probably gave to Karmeier

Absence of evidence that cigarette maker Philip Morris bankrolled Lloyd Karmeier’s campaign for the Supreme Court in 2004 should count as proof that it happened, St. Louis lawyer Stephen Tillery argues.
Madison County (IL) Record
added Jan 17, 2015 20:57
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All Cooled Off: As Congress Convenes, Former Colleagues Will Soon be Calling From K Street

Bush signed the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (HLOGA) into law and then-Sen. Barack Obama, (D-Ill.) declared it to be “the most sweeping ethics reform since Watergate,” a joint analysis ... suggests the effort may have misfired.
Opensecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)
added Jan 9, 2015 11:20
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