A Game-Changer For Political Giving By Contractors

Law360, New York (May 25, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT) -- In what appears to have been a trial baloon of sorts, a draft White House executive order concerning political contributions by federal government contractors has been circulating among political lawyers and journalists in Washington. If issued by the president in its current form, the draft executive order could have an immediate effect on the willingness of major federal contractors to support political advertising campaigns by trade associations and other advocacy groups. The leaked document has kicked up a significant dust storm of controversy, including opposition from...
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