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AO 1998-22

Leo Smith

Summary

Superseded in part by the 2006 Internet Communication Regulations, 71 FR 18589, 18605 n.49 (April 12, 2006) and the 2000 Coordination Regulations, 65 FR 76138, 76145 (December 6, 2000). Application of expenditure definition and disclaimer requirements to web site containing express advocacy.

Documents

Final opinion November 20, 1998
Date Name Document type
11/18/2009 Vote Votes
11/20/1998 AO 1998-22 Final Opinion
11/12/1998 Vote Votes
11/09/1998 Draft AO (Commissioner Mason), Agenda Document No. 98-80-A Draft Documents
11/05/1998 Draft AO (OGC), Agenda Document No. 98-80 Draft Documents
10/05/1998 Comment on AOR by Liberty's Educational Advocacy Forum Comments and Ex parte Communications
10/02/1998 Supplemental Material from Leo Smith AO Request, Supplemental Material, and Extensions of Time
09/23/1998 Supplemental Material from Leo Smith AO Request, Supplemental Material, and Extensions of Time
09/22/1998 Comment on AOR by Koskoff for Congress '98 Comments and Ex parte Communications
09/22/1998 Supplemental Material from Leo Smith AO Request, Supplemental Material, and Extensions of Time
09/18/1998 Request by Leo Smith AO Request, Supplemental Material, and Extensions of Time

Entities

Role Name Type
Requestor Smith, Leo Individual
Commenter Koskoff for Congress '98 Federal candidate/candidate committee/officeholder
Commenter Liberty's Educational Advocacy Forum Research/Public Interest/Educational Institution
Commenter Tavel & Stewart Law Firm
Commenter Beaucar, Kelley Individual
Commenter Stewart, Robbin Individual