Week of July 5 – 9
AO 2010-07 (Yes on FAIR). On July 6, the Commission made public a concurring opinion of Chairman Matthew S. Petersen and Commissioners Caroline C. Hunter and Donald F. McGahn in Advisory Opinion 2010-07. On July 9, the Commission made public a concurring opinion of Vice Chair Cynthia L. Bauerly and Commissioners Ellen L. Weintraub and Steven T. Walther. On June 14, the Commission approved AO 2010-07, concluding that Members of Congress may solicit unlimited donations on behalf of Yes on FAIR during the period before the initiative qualifies for the November 2010 general election ballot, and may solicit up to $20,000 from individuals after the initiative qualifies for the ballot. The Commission could not render an opinion as to whether Members of Congress may solicit funds outside the Act’s limitations and prohibitions after the initiative qualifies for the ballot.
Advisory Opinions and Requests are available here.
Beam v. FEC (formerly Beam v. Gonzales). On July 6, the Commission filed a Motion in Limine and Memorandum in Support of Its Motion in Limine in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. On the same day, plaintiffs filed a Motion for Relief from Judgment and/or Order. The Commission argues that the plaintiffs have failed to uncover evidence of a violation of the Right to Financial Privacy Act, the sole claim remaining in the case.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS
July 8: Georgia Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.
July 14: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.
July 15: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session. When the Commission releases an agenda, it will be available here.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
July 15: Oklahoma Pre-Primary Reports are due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.