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Here we had a hostile senator, whose staff was hostile, and we had to get in. Numerous persons went to jail after the scandal. These firms usually have some lawyers in them, and are often founded by former congressional staffers, legislators, or other politicians. Lobbyist Gerald Cassidy encouraged other clients to give for causes dear to a particular client engaged in a current lobbying effort. Wade decision, it ruled on the legality of abortion.

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What you might not know, however, is why lobbyists have so much power. If you can't get in your door, you can't make your case.

Like lawmakers, many lobbyists are lawyers, and the persons they are trying to influence have the duty of writing laws. These briefs are entered into the court records, and give additional background on the matter being decided upon.

Lobbyists can be one type of government official, such as a governor of a state, who presses officials in Washington for specific legislation. State spending is also on the rise. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email. This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform.

Many lobbyists become campaign treasurers and fundraisers for congresspersons. This would mean more than just short-term discomfort for Wall Street firms. This industrial climate is attractive for ex-government officials. Wealthy interests dominate the lobbying landscape.

Left off the table are the concerns of broader sectors of the population. In other words, behind the numbers almost certainly exists a vast and underreported shadow lobbying economy.

Amici curiae briefs are briefs filed by people or groups who are not parties to a suit. Hiring lobbyists costs money. Also, there is no rule at all for consultation of interest groups by the Parliament and the Government. And while rich individuals sometimes lobby on their pet public interest issues e.