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  • Role of Congress in National Security
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    Role of Congress in National Security

    New York University Law School and Sidley Austin law firm co-hosted a forum on the role of Congress in national security oversight. Among the speakers were former White House Counsels Don…

  • Don McGahn on Judicial Selection
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    Don McGahn on Judicial Selection

    Donald McGahn, former White House counsel who organized the Trump administration’s judicial selection process until he resigned in the fall of 2018, addressed the Federalist Society’s annual Western…

  • Former White House Counsel Don McGahn Discusses Health Care Deregulation
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    Former White House Counsel Don McGahn on Health Care Deregulation

    Former White House counsel Don McGahn touted the Trump administration’s deregulation efforts at an American Bankruptcy Institute conference. He said the president’s successful judicial selection…

  • Conservative Political Action Conference Donald McGahn
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    Conservative Political Action Conference, Donald McGahn

    White House Counsel Donald McGahn was interviewed at this portion of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). He talked about President Trump’s judicial appointments, the…

  • 2017 National Lawyers Convention White House Counsel McGahn
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    2017 National Lawyers Convention, White House Counsel McGahn

    White House Counsel Donald McGahn delivered keynote remarks at the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C. He discussed President Trump’s judicial nominees and…

  • Trump Administration and Judicial Confirmation Process
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    Trump Administration and Judicial Confirmation Process

    Republican lawyers talked about the federal judicial confirmation process and how it changed with President Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be a Supreme Court justice. After the…

  • Campaign Finance and Free Speech
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    Campaign Finance and Free Speech

    Panelists talked about Supreme Court rulings striking down campaign contribution limits, and how the issue relates to First Amendment free speech rights. Topics included a proposed…

  • Campaign Finance Laws and Disclosure
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    Campaign Finance Disclosure

    The Senate Rules and Administration Committee held a hearing on campaign finance law, the first congressional hearing since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier in the month that struck down…

  • Washington Journal Future of Campaign Finance
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    Future of Campaign Finance

    Donald McGahn and Brenda Wright talked about the future of campaign finance. On April 2, 2014 the Supreme Court delivered its opinion in McCutcheon v. FEC, which focused on campaign finance…

  • emCitizens Unitedem Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws
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    Citizens United Decision and Future Campaign Finance Laws

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision on recent elections. They also responded to questions from the…

  • 2008 Elections
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    2008 Elections

    Federal Election Commission Chairman Donald McGahn talked about campaign spending reports, public financing of campaigns, and the future of the Federal Election Commission. After he left,…

  • Federal Election Commission Meeting
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    Federal Election Commission Meeting

    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) met to consider matters including requests for rulings on campaign finance questions from Senators Chris Dodd, David Vitter, and Frank Lautenberg as well as…

  • Competition For Congress
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    Competition For Congress

    Participants talked about the impact of campaign finance reform legislation on the 2004 presidential elections, the political process in general, and forms of issue advocacy. The panel…

  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 1
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 1

    Commissioners heard testimony on campaign finance legislation. The focus of the hearing was independent expenditures by private organizations and individuals, issue advocacy through…

  • FEC Soft Money Regulations
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    FEC Soft Money Regulations

    Participants talked about the potential impact of campaign finance regulations on "soft money' contributions, legal and free speech issues, and the way federal elections officials had…

  • Campaign Finance Reform Day 1 Morning
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    Campaign Finance Reform, Day 1, Morning

    Witnesses testified about the restrictions on “electioneering communications” contained in the McCain-Feingold Act. The Commission was seeking comment on draft rules that implement the…

  • Campaign Reform Act
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    Campaign Reform Act

    Witnesses testified about implementing the Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 and how to fashion new federal regulations in order to enforce the statutes. Among the topics they addressed…

  • Republican Legal Issues
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    Republican Legal Issues

    The panelists talked about election reform and the laws affecting election procedures. The event was held at the National Press Club.