Frontiers of Law, Political Science and Art

Perspective - (2022) Volume 10, Issue 2

The theory and practice of political law
Victoria Susanna*
Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
*Correspondence: Victoria Susanna, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA,

Received: 30-May-2022, Manuscript No. FLPSA-22-69049; Editor assigned: 02-Jun-2022, Pre QC No. FLPSA-22-69049(PQ); Reviewed: 16-Jun-2022, QC No. FLPSA-22-69049; Revised: 23-Jun-2022, Manuscript No. FLPSA-22-69049(R); Published: 30-Jun-2022, DOI: 10.51268/2736-1861.22.10.66


Political law (or political activity law) is an area of established law that includes the intersection of politics and law. Political law includes voting rights, voting rights, election funding law, lobbying and lobbyist law, open government law, legislative and executive department ethical code, legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, the constitution, and bills. Political law applies primarily to government officials, candidates, stakeholder groups, lobbyists, businesses, nonprofits, and trade unions.

At the federal level, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) enforces election funding laws related to elections to the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and the US Presidential Office. Donation restrictions apply to federal campaigns and certain donations are prohibited. The Public Integrity Section (PIS) of the department of justice has jurisdiction over alleged criminal violations of many political laws. At the state level, most states have government agencies to enforce state laws related to election funding and ethical regulation. The Attorney General of the state may also play a role in enforcement. Some local governments also have ethical agencies. At the state and local levels, these agencies can simply provide election funding (or lobbyist registration and reporting) registration and disclosure of reporting forms, or they can provide an enforcement system. Political law is a division of public law that deals with the organization and activities of state government agencies and defines the relationship between the state and its territorial inhabitants.

Engaging in political activities can lead to liability if not carefully controlled. At all levels of government, laws, regulations, and regulations prohibit, limit, and require disclosure of lobbying and political activity. In many cases, existing regulatory systems are duplicated and not always intuitive. Therefore, because of the potential for negative publicity, civil penalties, and even imprisonment, companies that come into contact with government officials should implement compliance programs to limit the possibility of non-compliance.

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled one of the most important election funding cases in history, and the parliamentary ethics department requested documents from a number of companies engaged in lobbying and election funding activities related to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2007, congress passed a major amendment to the Federal Election Funding Act (FEFA), the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), and Congress's Gifts and Travel Regulations (CGTR). In particular, this activity is not limited to the federal level. State and local governments continue to enact new legislation on election funding, lobbying, ethics, and pay-to-play.


Political activities are the main focus. Violations represent legal liability and, in some cases, more significant reputational risks, and are increasingly regulated as individuals and businesses become more actively involved in the political process and increasingly adapt to their impact on revenues. With the proliferation of regulations affecting election donations, lobbying, and other interactions between public institutions and elected civil servants, businesses, nonprofits, industry groups, and others have carefully considered these myriad regulations. , we need to build political activity accordingly. We focus only on private sector clients such as businesses, industry associations, hedge funds, private equity firms, Political Action Committees (PACs) and individuals to ensure strict compliance with federal, state and local laws.

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