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CREW v. FEC (16-2255) (New)
(Posted 11/18/2016; By Myles Martin)

On November 14, 2016, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and its executive director Melanie Sloan (collectively, plaintiffs) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the Commission's dismissal of two administrative complaints. The complaints alleged that American Action Network (AAN) and Americans for Job Security (AJS) had violated the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) by failing to register as political committees and disclose required information with the Commission. Read more...


Republican Party of Louisiana, et al. v. FEC (District Court)
(Posted 11/17/2016; By Myles Martin)

On November 7, 2016, a three-judge court of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the Commission in a lawsuit brought by the Republican Party of Louisiana and several local Republican party committees in Louisiana (collectively, plaintiffs). The plaintiffs challenged federal campaign finance provisions requiring state and local political parties to use certain types of funds to finance activities in connection with federal elections, including get-out-the-vote, voter registration drives and other communications and activities. Read more...


FEC v. Lynch (District Court)
(Posted 11/16/2016; By Zainab Smith)

On November 7, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued a Consent Judgment in FEC v. Lynch. The judgment found a violation of the personal use prohibition at 52 U.S.C. § 30114(b) and ordered a disgorgement of the converted funds and civil penalty of $10,000. Read more...


Appeals Filed in CREW v. FEC (14-1419)
(Posted 11/15/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On November 14, 2016, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a notice of cross-appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in their lawsuit against the Commission. Read more...


Independence Institute v. FEC (1:14-cv-01500) (District Court)
(Posted 11/09/2016; By Zainab Smith)

On November 4, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the Independence Institute's challenge to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act's electioneering communication provisions, and granted the FEC's motion for summary judgment. Read more...


Lieu, et al. v. FEC (D.D.C. 1:16-cv-02201) (New)
(Posted 11/08/2016; By Christopher Berg)

On November 4, 2016, Representative Ted Lieu, Representative Walter Jones, Senator Jeff Merkley, State Senator (Ret.) John Howe, Zephyr Teachout, and Michael Wager ("Plaintiffs") filed suit against the Commission in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief against the Commission. Read more...


Supreme Court Denies Petition for Certiorari in Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats, et al. v. FEC (Case 16-109)
(Posted 11/07/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On October 31, 2016, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by the plaintiffs in Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats, et al. v. FEC. Read more...


 

 

 

 

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