DC Circ. Revives Challenge To Trade Panel Lobbying Ban

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 6:56 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit recently breathed new life into a challenge to an Obama administration lobbying ban that allegedly blocked several lobbyists from serving on government advisory panels through which private-sector officials help shape U.S. trade policy.

In a Jan. 17 ruling, a three-judge D.C. Circuit panel reversed a lower court's dismissal of a case filed by six federally registered lobbyists challenging an Obama administration directive that bars lobbyists from sitting on various policy advisory committees, including the International Trade Advisory Committees managed jointly by the U.S....
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