Monday Morning Regulatory Review: Hobby Lobby Implementation; Jumping the Gun On a Final Rule; Extended Waters of the United States; And EPA Rules to Watch

Monday Morning Regulatory Review:  Hobby Lobby Implementation; Jumping the Gun On a Final Rule; Extended Waters of the United States; And EPA Rules to Watch

Two highly technical cases from the past week illustrate the complexity of invoking federal jurisdiction to challenge administrative action:  one, a failure to sufficiently allege that the harm was imposed by the governmental action and is redressable by the court, and the other an attempt to enforce an interpretation of potentially conflicting statues that would bar the administrative action before it becomes final.

FEC Updates Rules in Response to Citizens United and McCutcheon, Approves Request On Presidential Nominating Conventions

FEC Updates Rules in Response to Citizens United and McCutcheon, Approves Request On Presidential Nominating Conventions

At today’s public meeting, the FEC updated its rules in response to the Supreme Court decisions in Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC, and approved an advisory opinion allowing the Democratic and Republican national party committees to establish separate committees to raise convention funds under a separate contribution limit.