Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats (“Stop PAC”), et
al. v. FEC
On April 14, 2014, a group of political committees and a federal candidate filed suit against the Commission in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia challenging certain Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) contribution limits for “multicandidate” and “non-multicandidate” political committees. Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats (“Stop PAC”), Niger Innis, Niger Innis for Congress, Tea Party Leadership Fund (the “Tea Party Fund”) and the Alexandria Republican City Committee (“City Committee”) (collectively, Plaintiffs) claim that the limits infringe upon their First Amendment rights of association and expression and the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection. Read more...
James v. FEC
On April 7, 2014, the Supreme Court vacated a district court judgment in James v. Federal Election Commission and remanded the case for further consideration in light of its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC. Read more...
McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Finds Aggregate Biennial
On April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC that struck down the aggregate limits on the amount an individual may contribute during a two-year period to all federal candidates, parties and political action committees combined. By a vote of 5-4, the Court ruled that the biennial aggregate limits are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Read more...
Libertarian National Committee v. FEC
On March 26, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed as moot the Libertarian National Committee’s (LNC) challenge to the Federal Election Campaign Act’s (the Act) limits on contributions to national political party committees as applied to a bequest the LNC received from the estate of Raymond Groves Burrington. Read more...
Kuhn for Congress v. FEC
On 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. Read more...
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