View Available Courses About This Course Advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere, will be examined. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught.
After spending for years, Turner stopped paying rent and his wife began doing the paperwork for free in Former candidates are especially likely to escape scrutiny since they do not have political opponents to challenge their spending.
The FEC almost never catches questionable spending itself. FEC analysts are also told to ignore suspicious spending unless the amount of money or number of transactions raises above a secret threshold, which the agency refuses to disclose, documents show. Every time, the agency did nothing, and the campaign carried on.
Six are still open. In Julyformer Virginia Rep. The interview But Boucher, who did not return calls or emails for comment, kept on spending.
His campaign account is still open. At that point, Campbell had been out of office for five years, and paying her for the past four. The FEC let the matter drop, and the checks to his daughter-in-law kept coming for another five years.
Campbell declined requests for an interview. Sincemore than 40 House and Senate incumbents have resigned or announced they will not run in the midterm election.
Reporters excluded campaigns that had too few expenditures and campaigns paying back old debt. They then categorized more than 10, rows of data by type of spending. The entire database is available online at https: This was to give campaigns ample time to pay off debts, get out of leases and end other contracts.
They also removed records that did not have a date, and did not tag tax payments, refunds, negative amounts or disgorgements. The database also includes former politicians who moved onto new careers as lobbyists, employees of lobbying firms or employees of private companies working in lobbying roles.
Donations from their campaigns are included in the database. About 20 of the zombie campaigns were primarily identified based on this criteria. Some data from the FEC API was incomplete, missing fields like dates, amounts, recipient names or descriptions for the disbursements. Whenever possible, reporters corrected inaccurate data based on the original paper filings.
About the reporters Christopher O'Donnell is a general assignment and local government reporter with the Tampa Bay Times. After moving to Florida inhe earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of South Florida before landing a job with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
During a seven-year stint there, he earned a Florida Society of News Editors award for his coverage of K education. Before joining the Times, he spent three years with the Tampa Tribune and covered city government in both St.
Petersburg and Tampa, and led coverage of the Tampa Bay Rays' quest for a new ballpark. Contact him at codonnell tampabay. Eli Murray is a data reporter and news applications developer. He joined the Times in and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign with a degree in journalism.
He grew up in Illinois. Contact him at emurray tampabay. Connie Humburg is a data reporter at the Tampa Bay Times.
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