Kuhn for Congress v. FECOn January 6, 2014, Kuhn for Congress, the principal campaign committee for South Carolina Congressional candidate John Kuhn, filed a petition for review in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina challenging the Commission’s assessment of an $8,800 civil penalty. The administrative fine resulted from the committee’s failure to file its April 2013 Quarterly report by the April 15 deadline. The complaint contends that the penalty assessed by the FEC is excessive, and suggests that a fine of $300 would be a reasonable alternative.
The complaint notes that the April Quarterly report was due after Mr. Kuhn lost the election, and claims the FEC’s actions violate the plaintiff’s constitutional rights to due process under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. The plaintiff asks the court to modify or set aside the fine.
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina: Case 2:13-cv-03337-PMD-BHH
(Posted 2/20/2014; By: Isaac Baker)
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