Federal post-employment lobbying restrictions currently apply only to former executive branch employees. Congress is considering legislation that expands the prohibitions to include the legislative branch. This Comment discusses the proposed legislation in light of first amendment concerns, and concludes that the legislation is constitutional. Moreover, the legislation strikes an optimal balance between the interests of the public, the government, lobbyists, and their clients
Joseph I. Hochman,
Post-Employment Lobbying Restrictions on the Legislative Branch of Government: A Minimalist Approach to Regulating Ethics in Government,
65 Wash. L. Rev.
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