Sometimes the doors leading into government meeting offices should be whacked with a giant, red rubber stamp: "Dumb Lawyer Stuff."
The stamp would have come in handy during a recent State Board of Elections hearing examining a complaint brought by former House Co-Speaker Richard Morgan against a so-called 527 group formed by his hated rival, former state Rep. Art Pope.
Don’t misunderstand. Issues raised by corporate money in political campaigns and the shadow campaigns run via the creative use of the federal tax code are important. (more…)