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

Published on July 25, 2011 | by LawNews

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

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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