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Prof. Eric Lane Weighs In on Nassau County’s Campaign for New Coliseum

Eric Lane, Dean and Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service

County Accused of Campaigning for Coliseum
By Celeste Hadrick
Newsday
July 13, 2011

Excerpt:

Hofstra Law Professor Eric Lane said that interpreting the ban is a question of degree.

“The general rule has been that you can use governmental money for educational purposes but not for campaign purposes, which is a thin line to draw,” Lane said. “The more they’re saying, ‘Vote Yes,’ the more it becomes a pitch. The less it’s an explanation, the more problematic it becomes.”

Read the full piece at newsday.com.

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