The Hatch Act And Political Speech By Federal Employees

By Alan Kabat (March 21, 2018, 12:26 PM EDT) -- Kellyanne Conway brought national attention to a little-appreciated federal law, the Hatch Act, which prohibits a wide range of political conduct by federal employees in the executive branch. The Hatch Act prohibits "political activity," including using "official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election."[1]...

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