McChesney v. FEC (8:16-cv-00168) (District Court)
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...
CREW v. FEC (16-2255) (New)
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)
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)
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)
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...
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