In a Pay to Play Law Blog response to my
recent blog post
on a discussion that had appeared in the Pay to
Play Law Blog, the argument is made that pay-to-play laws that go
beyond disclosure, such as prohibiting campaign contributions from
government contractors, set up a slippery slope toward the undermining
of constitutional rights and toward higher compliance costs by law-abiding companies.
This argument turns out to be a logical fallacy, which allows me to get
back to a series of posts on logical fallacies used in local government
situations, which I abandoned a couple of years ago.