A checking account used last year to make $235,000 in donations to the campaigns of dozens of North Carolina politicians contained the laundered proceeds of a criminal gambling enterprise, according to Oklahoma's top law enforcement official.Read More »
The attorney representing Senior Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis in a libel suit campaigned for his client’s re-election to the bench and even asked fellow lawyers to give her good reviews in a judicial performance evaluation in lieu of money donations.
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Civil Rights – Constitutional – First & Fourteenth Amendments – Speech & Association – Lobbyist – Campaign Contributions – N.C. Offices
Preston v. Leake A North Carolina statute that prohibits a registered lobbyist from contributing to the campaign of any candidate for the N.C. General Assembly or the Council of State does not violate the free speech and association rights of appellant lobbyist, and the 4th Circuit upholds the district court decision rejecting the lobbyist’s suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.Read More »
Preston v. Leake. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-02-1082, 16 pp.) (Louise W. Flanagan, Ch.J.) E.D.N.C. Holding: G.S. § 163-13C(a) is closely drawn to limit the corruption and appearance of corruption that might result from lobbyists’ campaign contributions to state legislators. Since ...Read More »