Justices Skip NYC Pay-To-Play Law, Encouraging Imitators

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT) -- Cities and states looking to tighten campaign finance restrictions on lobbyists and government contractors could find encouragement in the U.S. Supreme Court's Monday refusal to hear a challenge to New York City's so-called pay-to-play law, experts said.

The denial of a petition to overturn the 2007 City Campaign Finance Act marked the highest-level affirmation yet for anti-corruption laws that have sprung up — often in response to scandal — at various levels of government in recent years. 

"This is something that we could continue to see...
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