First Amendment

Recent Case: Calzone v. Summers

December 5, 2019

Where do courts draw the line between lobbyists and politically involved individuals in determining the constitutionality of lobbyist registration laws? Recently, the en banc Eight Circuit addressed this question in Calzone v. Summers by holding that Missouri’s lobbyist registration law violated the First Amendment as applied to an uncompensated lobbyist who incurred no expenditures. As…

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