Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit or interfere with—
(1)the right to petition the Government for the redress of grievances;
(2)the right to express a personal opinion; or
(3)the right of association,
protected by the first amendment to the Constitution.
(b) Prohibition of activities
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit, or to authorize any court to prohibit, lobbying activities or lobbying contacts by any person or entity, regardless of whether such person or entity is in compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
(c) Audit and investigations
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to grant general audit or investigative authority to the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act” meaning Pub. L. 104–65, Dec. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 691, known as the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
1601 of this title and Tables.
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