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Securities and Exchange Commission's Proposed Pay to Play Rule

October 1, 2009, Caplin & Drysdale Political Law Alert: Important Recent Developments
The SEC has proposed a new ruling aimed at restricting investment advisers from making political contributions to state or local government officials in exchange for contracts to manage financial investment accounts. The entire release, including a summary and discussion by the SEC, is available here.

For more information on the specifics of SEC's proposed ruling, click here.

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