A federal judge has preliminarily enjoined enforcement of the
It is worth noting that federal law (18 U.S.C. 207(e)) prohibits lobbying by former Members of Congress (as well as congressional officers and senior staff) “on behalf of any other person” during a cooling off period. This prohibition applies even to lobbying that is done on an uncompensated basis. Thus, the reasoning of this decision would seem to call into question the constitutionality of that aspect of the federal law.
The Brinkman court also found merit to the claim that the