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Independence Institute v. FEC
(Posted 09/08/2014; By Isaac Baker)

On September 2, 2014, the Independence Institute filed suit against the Commission in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the statutory provisions governing electioneering communications. Specifically, the plaintiff claims the definition of electioneering communication is overbroad and the associated disclosure requirements are unconstitutionally burdensome. Read more ...


CREW v. FEC – Case 1:14-cv-01419-CRC, D.D.C.
(Posted 08/26/2014; By Chris Berg)

On August 20, 2014, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and its executive director, Melanie Sloan, filed suit against the FEC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the Commission’s dismissal of their administrative complaints against the American Action Network (AAN) and Americans for Job Security (AJS). The plaintiffs allege that the Commission’s dismissal was “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and contrary to law.” The plaintiffs further allege that the Commission has adopted a “de facto regulation … without notice” interpreting the “‘major purpose’ test” for political committee status “as limited to a consideration of express advocacy (or its functional equivalent) only, conducted during an ill-defined and ever-changing period of time.” Read more...


Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund, et al. v. FEC
(Posted 08/07/2014; By Myles Martin)

On August 5, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision to dismiss a constitutional challenge to provisions that impose limitations on a corporation’s solicitations for contributions to its separate segregated fund (SSF). The court rejected the challenge brought by Stop the Insanity, Inc. (STII) and Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund (the Fund), and upheld the statutory restrictions on SSF solicitations, including provisions that generally permit SSFs to solicit only a limited class of individuals for contributions. Read more...


La Botz v. FEC
(Posted 08/05/2014; By Zainab Smith)

On July 25, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Senate candidate Dan La Botz challenging the Commission’s decision to dismiss an administrative complaint he submitted in 2010. In that complaint, Mr. La Botz alleged he had been unlawfully excluded from televised candidate debates in Ohio. Read more...


Holmes, et al. v. FEC
(Posted 08/01/2014; By Myles Martin)

On July 21, 2014, Laura Holmes and Paul Jost filed suit against the Commission in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the per election limits on individual contributions to candidates. The plaintiffs claim those limits violate their First and Fifth Amendment rights. Read more...


Parsons, et al. v. FEC
(Posted 08/01/2014; By Alex Knott)

On July 24, 2014, Inga L. Parsons and Stephen C. Leckar filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of the ban on contributions from government contractors. The plaintiffs contend that the ban violates the First Amendment and the Equal Protection guarantee of the Fifth Amendment. Read more...


Center for Competitive Politics v. FEC
(Posted 06/13/2014; By Isaac Baker)

On June 9, the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) filed suit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to challenge the Commission’s denial of its Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request. Read more...


 

 

 

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