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Independence Institute v. FEC (Supreme Court)
(Posted 02/28/2017; By: Dorothy Yeager)

On February 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in this case. Independence Institute had challenged the constitutionality of the electioneering communications disclosure provisions in federal campaign finance laws. Read more...


CREW v. FEC (15-2038) (District Court)
(Posted 02/24/2017; By Zainab Smith)

On February 22, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Commission’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed a suit brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and its former executive director, Melanie Sloan (collectively, plaintiffs). Read more...


Level the Playing Field, et al. v. FEC (District Court)
(Posted 02/13/2017; By: Myles Martin)

On February 1, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the Commission’s dismissals of two administrative complaints filed by Level the Playing Field, the Green Party of the United States, the Libertarian National Committee, and Dr. Peter Ackerman (collectively, plaintiffs) against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) were arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law. The court ordered the Commission to reconsider the evidence and allegations and issue a new decision consistent with the court’s opinion within 30 days. Read more...


CREW, et al. v. FEC (16-1088) (District Court)
(Posted 02/03/2017; By Myles Martin)

On January 30, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Commission’s motion to dismiss a suit brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and its executive director, Noah Bookbinder (collectively, plaintiffs). The plaintiffs had challenged the Commission’s earlier dismissal of an administrative complaint filed in 2012 against Murray Energy Corporation and the Murray Energy Political Action Committee (MECPAC), along with the company’s president and CEO Robert Murray and the MECPAC treasurer in his official capacity. The complaint alleged that the company had illegally coerced employees into making political contributions and illegally reimbursed employees for such contributions. Read more...


McChesney v. FEC (8:16-cv-00168) (District Court)
(Posted 01/04/2017; By Christopher Berg)

On December 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska granted the Commission’s motion to dismiss in the matter of McChesney v. FEC. Bart McLeay for U.S. Senate, Inc., and Robert McChesney, in his official capacity as Treasurer, had filed suit alleging that a final determination and civil money penalty assessed against them under the Commission's Administrative Fine Program (AFP) were invalid. Read more...


 

 

 

 

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