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Political Patronage and the Revolving Door: Chapter 14

February 26, 2008
Eleanor H. Smith and Leslie Berger Kiernan
Thomson West's Political Activity, Lobbying Laws and Gift Rules Guide

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP partners Eleanor H. Smith, Steven Salky, and Leslie Berger Kiernan contributed two chapters to the newly published third edition of Thomson West's legal treatise "Political Activity, Lobbying Laws and Gift Rules Guide." Smith and Kiernan wrote "Chapter 14: Political Patronage and the Revolving Door," which analyzes laws relating to the political activities of pubic employees, government contractors and other members of the public. Chapter 14 focuses on the political protections of the First Amendment, limits on partisan political influence in government imposed by the Hatch and Pendleton Acts, and restrictions on political activity by former government employees imposed by Section 207 of Title 18, the "revolving door" statute. "Chapter 18: The Criminal Enforcement of Federal Campaign Finance and Election Laws" was written by Salky, Smith and Kiernan. In this chapter, the attorneys analyze the federal prosecution of campaign finance and voting rights offenses.

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