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ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

Challenges

Augusti and Augusti for Congress v. FEC
Baker v. FEC
Cannon v. FEC
Cooksey, John C. v. FEC
Correa, et al., v. FEC
Cox for U.S. Senate, Inc. v. FEC
Cunningham v. FEC
Graham v. FEC
Greenwood for Congress v. FEC
Houghton, Friends For v. FEC
Kieffer v. FEC
Liffrig v. FEC
Lovely v. FEC
Miles for Senate v. FEC
Stevens v. FEC
Wilkinson v. FEC


ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT

Common Cause v. FEC (86-1838)
EMILY's List v. FEC
NCPAC v. FEC
NCPAC: FEC v. (85-2898)
Rose v. FEC
Shays and Meehan v. FEC (1:02CV01984)


ADVERTISING
See:   COMMUNICATIONS/ADVERTISING


ADVISORY OPINIONS

Challenged

Anderson v. FEC (80-0272)

Athens Lumber Co. v. FEC

Bread PAC v. FEC
Faucher v. FEC
Haley Congressional Committee: FEC v.
NCPAC v. FEC
Political Contributions Data: FEC v.
Satellite Business Systems v. FEC
Sierra Club v. FEC
United States Defense Committee v. FEC

FEC's authority to issue

Buckley v. Valeo

Clark v. Valeo

Fund for a Conservative Majority v. FEC (80-1609)

Mott v. FEC

Reliance on

NCPAC: FEC v. (83-1032)
NRA: FEC v. (85-1018)

Tie vote on draft

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee v. FEC (93-1321)

 

AFFILIATION

Between delegate committees and Presidential campaign

National Right to Work Committee v. FEC (84-2955)

Between party committee and nonconnected committee

Common Cause v. FEC (85-1130)

Between principal campaign committee and nonconnected committee

Evans, Friends for Lane: FEC v.

Between separate segregated funds

Antosh v. FEC (84-1552 and 84-2732)
Common Cause v. FEC (78-2135)
Hettinga v. FEC
Machinists Nonpartisan Political League: FEC v.
Sailors' Union of the Pacific Political Fund: FEC v.
Walther v. FEC

Between unauthorized draft committees

Citizens for Democratic Alternatives in 1980: FEC v.

Resulting in excessive contributions

Malenick: FEC v.
Triad Management Services: FEC v.

 

AGENT

Challenge to regulatory definition

Shays and Meehan v. FEC (1:02CV01984)


ALLOCATION

Issue ads, regulations applied to

RNC v. FEC (98-1207 and 98-5263)

Political committees, regulations challenged

EMILY's List v. FEC


ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE

FEC v. Franklin

 


AUDITS

Freedom of Information Act exemption

Fund for a Conservative Majority v. FEC (80-1609)
Kennedy for President v. FEC (81-2552)

Investigative

Gramm v. FEC
Spannaus v. FEC (85-0404)
Spannaus v. FEC (91-0681)

Publicly funded candidates

Buchanan v. FEC
Carter/Mondale Presidential Committee v. FEC
(82-1754) and (84-1393)
LaRouche, Citizens for v. FEC
LaRouche, Committee to Elect Lyndon v. FEC
Dolbeare v. FEC
Dole v. FEC
Dukakis v. FEC
Kennedy for President v. FEC
(81-2552) and (83-1521)
LaRouche: FEC v. (94-0658)
LaRouche v. FEC (92-1555)
Reagan-Bush Committee v. FEC
Robertson v. FEC
Simon v. FEC

 


AUTHORIZATION/DISCLAIMER NOTICES

Constitutionality of

McIntyre v. Ohio

Failure to include

California Democratic Party (02CV00875): FEC v.

Californians for a Strong America (88-6449): FEC v.
Californians for Democratic Representation: FEC v.

Central Long Island Tax Reform Immediately Committee: FEC v.

Christian Action Network: FEC v.
Dominelli: FEC v.
Evans, Friends of Lane: FEC v.
Freedom's Heritage Forum: FEC v.
Furgatch: FEC v.
Galliano v. United States Postal Service
Kean for Congress Committee v. FEC (1:04CV00007)
McIntyre v. Ohio
NCPAC: FEC v. (85-2898)
Public Citizen, Inc.: FEC v.
Richards for President: FEC v. (88-2832)
Survival Education Fund: FEC v.
Thornton Township Regular Democratic Organization: FEC v.
 
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BALLOT ACCESS

LaRouche v. State Board of Elections
Trinsey v. FEC



BANKRUPTCY

Application of bankruptcy protection to FEC civil penalties

Schaefer v. FEC (02-1255)



BANKS

Loans from
See:   LOANS

National
See:   CORPORATIONS/LABOR ORGANIZATIONS/NATIONAL BANKS



BEST EFFORTS

To obtain/report information

Citizens for the Republic: FEC v.
Dramesi for Congress: FEC v.
Hollenbeck, Re-Elect to Congress: FEC v.
Lovely v. FEC
McCarthy '76, Committee for a Constitutional Presidency--: FEC v.
RNC v. FEC (94-1017)



BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT

Challenge

Adams v. FEC
AFL-CIO v. FEC
California Democratic Party and California Republican Party v. FEC
Chamber of Commerce v. FEC
Davis v. FEC
Echols v. FEC
McConnell v. FEC
National Association of Broadcasters v. FEC
NRA v. FEC
Paul, Ron v. FEC
RNC v. FEC
Thompson, Bennie v. FEC

Electioneering Communications
See:   ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS

Federal Election Activity
See: FEDERAL ELECTION ACTIVITY

Litigation

Case Summary

Opinions

Related Documents

Christian Civic League of Maine, Inc. v. FEC

 


District Court (DC)

Supreme Court
(related documents)

District Court
(related documents)

Davis v. FEC    
Hawaii Right to Life, Inc. v. FEC (1:02CV02313)    
McConnell v. FEC

Supreme Court

District Court (DC)

Supreme Court
(related documents)

District Court
(related documents)

Shays and Meehan v. FEC
(1:02CV01984)

District Court
(related documents)

Appeals Court
(related documents)

Shays and Meehan v. FEC
(1:04CV01597)
District Court
(related documents)
Shays and Meehan v. FEC
(1:06CV01247)
 
District Court
(related documents)
Wisconsin Right to Life v. FEC Court of Appeals (DC Circuit)

District Court (DC)

 

Court of Appeals
(related documents)

District Court
(related documents)

Millionaires' Amendment
See: MILLIONAIRES AMENDMENT

 

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CANDIDATES
S
ee:   AFFILIATION

Appearances

Common Cause v. FEC (85-0968)
Orloski v. FEC

Clearly identified
See:   EXPRESS ADVOCACY

Debates

Hagelin, John, et al. v. FEC
Koczak v. FEC
League of Women Voters v. FEC

Definition

Gelman v. FEC (80-2471)

Families of, contributions by

Anderson for Senator: FEC v.
Bell, Jeffrey: FEC v.
Bell, Marjorie: FEC v.
Rhoads for Congress: FEC v.
Webb for Congress: FEC v.

Liability for campaign debt
See:   LIABILITY

Names of, unauthorized use

Common Cause v. FEC (83-2199)
Galliano v. United States Postal Service
Richards for President: FEC v. (88-2832)

Personal funds of

Webb for Congress: FEC v.

Publicly funded
See:   PUBLIC FUNDING

 

CHARITY

Alliance for Democracy v. FEC
Judicial Watch, Inc. v. FEC (1:01CV01747)

Restrictions on party committee fundraising, donations, found unconstitutional

McConnell v. FEC

 

CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

Freedom Republicans v. FEC


COMMISSION
See:   FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION


COMMUNICATIONS/ADVERTISING

Anonymous

McIntyre v. Ohio

Candidate slates

Californians for Democratic Representation: FEC v.
Reilly v. FEC

Coordinated vs. independent
See:   INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

Corporate and labor
See:   CORPORATIONS/LABOR ORGANIZATIONS/NATIONAL BANKS

Disclaimer notice requirements
See:   AUTHORIZATION/DISCLAIMER NOTICES

Express advocacy
See:   EXPRESS ADVOCACY

Letter

Common Cause v. FEC (89-0524) and (91-2914)
NCPAC: FEC v. (85-2898)
Survival Education Fund: FEC v.

Newspapers, journals

Christian Action Network: FEC v.
Dominelli: FEC v.
Epstein v. FEC
Furgatch: FEC v.
Kay v. FEC
Mott v. FEC
Phillips Publishing: FEC v.

News story exemption
See:   NEWS STORY EXEMPTION

Pamphlets

Central Long Island Tax Reform Immediately Committee: FEC v.

Poster

AFSCME: FEC v.

Solicitations
See:   SOLICITATIONS

Television and radio

Barnstead for Congress Committee v. FEC
Branstool v. FEC
Christian Action Network: FEC v.
Citizens for Percy '84 v. FEC (85-0763)
Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee: FEC v.
McDonald v. FEC
National Congressional Club v. FEC

Use of candidate's name in

Common Cause v. FEC (83-2199)
Galliano v. United States Postal Service

Videotapes

Voting records/voter guides
See:   VOTER GUIDES

 

COMPLAINTS
See:   ENFORCEMENT


CONFIDENTIALITY PROVISION

Correctly interpreted

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) v. FEC (04-1672)
 

CONTRIBUTION and EXPENDITURE LIMITS

Constitutionality

Albanese v. FEC
Americans for Change: FEC v.
Anderson v. FEC (80-0272)
Buckley v. Valeo
Burris v. Russell
California Medical Association v. FEC
Cincinnati v. Kruse
Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee: FEC v.
Goland v. United States; United States v. Goland
Grover v. FEC
Hooker v. All Campaign Contributors
Hooker v. FEC
Khachaturian v. FEC
Mariani, Renato P. v. USA
Missouri Republican Party v. Charles F. Lamb
NCPAC: FEC v. (83-2823)
NCPAC v. FEC
Nixon v. Shrink PAC
Randall v. Sorrell
Schaefer v. FEC (02-1255)
Sykes, Jim v. FEC et al.
White v. FEC

Exceeded

Alliance for Democracy v. FEC (1:04CV00127)
Anderson for Senator: FEC v.
Antosh v. FEC
(84-1552 and 84-2737)
, (84-3048), (85-2036) and (86-0179)
Batts, Committee to Elect Bennie: FEC v.
Beatty for Congress: FEC v.
Bell, Jeffrey: FEC v.
Bell, Marjorie: FEC v.
Bryant Campaign Committee: FEC v.
Bull for Congress: FEC v.
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. v. FEC (04-1501)
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) v. FEC (04-2145)
Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee: FEC v.
Common Cause v. FEC
(85-1130), (87-2224), (89-0524)(91-2914), (92-2538), (94-2104) and (96-5160)
Common Cause and Democracy 21 v. FEC
Dear for Congress (03CV2397): FEC v.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee v. FEC (96-0764)
Democratic Party of New Mexico (02-0372): FEC v.
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee v. FEC (93-1321)
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (95-2881): FEC v.
Dramesi for Congress: FEC v.
Evans, Friends for Lane: FEC v.
Franklin: FEC v.
Freedom's Heritage Forum: FEC v.
Goland v. United States; United States v. Goland
Haley Congressional Committee: FEC v.
Hettinga v. FEC
Hollenbeck, Re-Elect to Congress: FEC v.
Hopfmann v. FEC
Judicial Watch, Inc and Peter F. Paul v. FEC (1:01CV02527)
Kalogianis: FEC v.
Kennedy, Florida for: FEC v.
Liberal Party Federal Campaign Committee: FEC v.
Machinists Non-Partisan Political League: FEC v.
Malenick, et al,: FEC v.
Mann for Congress: FEC v.
Mastorelli Campaign Fund: FEC v.
McCallum: FEC v.
Michigan Republican State Committee: FEC v.
National Republican Senatorial Committee: FEC v. (93-1612)
NCPAC: FEC v. (84-0866)
New York State Conservative Party State Committee/1984 Victory Fund: FEC v. (87-3309)
Odzer: FEC v.
Parisi: FEC v.
Populist Party: FEC v. (92-0674)
Republican Party of Kentucky v. FEC
Rhoads for Congress: FEC v.
Richards for President: FEC v. (88-2832)
Rose v. FEC
Sailors' Union of the Pacific Political Fund: FEC v.
Schaefer v. FEC (02-1255)
Schaefer, Friends of: FEC v.
Speelman: FEC v.
Stark v. FEC
Triad Management Services: FEC v. (02CV1237)
Walther v. FEC
Webb for Congress: FEC v.
Williams: FEC v.
Wofford: FEC v.
Wofford, Citizens for v. FEC
Wolfson: FEC v.

Preemption of state law

Weber v. Heaney

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

Anonymous

Goland v. United States; United States v. Goland

By corporations and labor organizations
See:   CORPORATIONS/LABOR ORGANIZATIONS/NATIONAL BANKS

By party committees
See:   PARTY COMMITTEES

Coercive

Brown v. FEC
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers v. FEC

Corporate and labor
See:   CORPORATIONS/LABOR ORGANIZATIONS/NATIONAL BANKS

Credit card

Spannaus v. FEC (85-0404)

Definition of

Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. v. FEC (04-1501)
EMILY's List v. FEC
Schaefer v. FEC (02-1255)
Stern v. FEC
Wertheimer v. FEC (00-5371)

Earmarked
See:   EARMARKED CONTRIBUTIONS

Excessive
See:   CONTRIBUTION and EXPENDITURE LIMITS

Failure to forward to treasurer

Toledano: FEC v. (01-56762)

Foreign Nationals

Friends of Fasi: FEC v.
USA v. Kanchanalak, et. al.

Forwarded by campaign vendor

Campaign Resource Technologies: FEC v.

Funds received in response to certain solicitations, regulations challenged

EMILY's List v. FEC

Government contractors

Weinsten: FEC v.

In-kind

AFSCME-PQ: FEC v.
Alliance for Democracy v. FEC (1:04CV00127)
Anderson for Senator: FEC v.
Citizens for Percy '84 v. FEC (85-0763)
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. FEC (04-2145)
Evans, Friends for Lane: FEC v.
Freedom's Heritage Forum: FEC v.
Liberal Party Federal Campaign Committee: FEC v.
New York State Conservative Party State Committee/1984 Victory Fund: FEC v. (87-3309)
NCPAC: FEC v. (84-0866)
Orton: FEC v.
Populist Party: FEC v. (92-0674)
Rose v. FEC
Sierra Club v. FEC
Specter '96, Arlen (00CV3167): FEC v.
Wisconsin Democrats for Change in 1980: FEC v.

In-kind, resulting from coordination
See:   INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES

In the name of another

Clark: FEC v.
Dear for Congress (03CV2397): FEC v.
Fireman, Simon C. v. USA
Goland v. United States; United States v. Goland
Kopko: FEC v.
Lawson: FEC v.
Mastorelli Campaign Fund: FEC v.
Odzer: FEC v.
Orton: FEC v.
Rodriguez: FEC v.
Weinsten: FEC v.
Williams: FEC v.
Wolfson: FEC v.
USA v. Kanchanalak, et. al.

Limits
See:   CONTRIBUTION and EXPENDITURE LIMITS

Loans and guarantees of loans
See:   LOANS

Minors

Echols v. FEC
Odzer: FEC v.

Misdirected

Toledano: FEC v. (01-56762)

Out-of state/district

Froelich v. FEC
Lytle v. FEC
Whitmore v. FEC

Private funds, constitutionality

Albanese v. FEC

Prohibited
See:   CORPORATIONS/LABOR ORGANIZATIONS/NATIONAL BANKS

Redesignations

National Republican Senatorial Committee: FEC v. (93-1612)

Reverse checkoff

NEA: FEC v.


COORDINATED PARTY EXPENDITURES
See:   PARTY COMMITTEES


COORDINATION

BCRA definition challenged as unconstitutional
See: BIPARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT

McConnell v. FEC
Shays and Meehan v. FEC
(1:06CV01247)

Between 527 organization and campaign
See: 527 ORGANIZATIONS

Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. v. FEC (04-1501)


CORPORATIONS/LABOR ORGANIZATIONS/NATIONAL BANKS

Committees established by
See:   SEPARATE SEGREGATED FUNDS

Communications to general public

AFSCME: FEC v.
Austin v. Michigan State Chamber of Commerce
Christian Action Network: FEC v.
Christian Coalition: FEC v.
Clifton v. FEC
Faucher v. FEC
Freedom's Heritage Forum: FEC v.
Maine Right to Life Committee v. FEC
Massachusetts Citizens for Life: FEC v.
Survival Education Fund: FEC v.
United States Defense Committee v. FEC

Communications to restricted class

Akins et al. v. FEC (1:03CV02431)
Chamber of Commerce v. FEC

Constitutionality of Section 441b

Antosh v. FEC (84-1552 and 84-2737)
Athens Lumber Co. v. FEC
Austin v. Michigan State Chamber of Commerce
Beaumont v. FEC
Bread PAC v. FEC
California Democratic Party: FEC v.
Faucher v. FEC
Hawaii Right to Life, Inc. v. FEC (1:02CV02313)
Martin Tractor Co. v. FEC
Massachusetts Citizens for Life: FEC v.
National Chamber Alliance for Politics v. FEC
Satellite Business Systems v. FEC
Schaefer v. FEC (02-1255)
Sierra Club v. FEC
United States Defense Committee v. FEC

Corporate contributions/expenditures

Alliance for Democracy v. FEC
America's PAC: FEC v.
Anderson for Senator: FEC v.
Athens Lumber Co. v. FEC
Austin v. Michigan State Chamber of Commerce
Barnstead for Congress Committee v. FEC
Beatty for Congress: FEC v.
Beaumont v. FEC
Bookman & Associates: FEC v.
Christian Action Network: FEC v.
Christian Coalition: FEC v.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. FEC (04-2145)
Clifton v. FEC
Common Cause v. FEC (86-1838)
Dear for Congress (03CV2397): FEC v.
Democratic Party of New Mexico: FEC v.
Epstein v. FEC
Forbes: FEC v.
Golar v. FEC
Harman, Friends of Jane: FEC v.
Kalogianis: FEC v.
Kay v. FEC
Kean for Congress Committee v. FEC
League of Women Voters v. FEC
Lee: FEC v.
Malenick, et al,: FEC v.
Massachusetts Citizens for Life: FEC v.
Mastorelli Campaign Fund: FEC v.
McDonald v. FEC
National Congressional Club: FEC v.
National Congressional Club v. FEC
NOW: FEC v.
NRA: FEC v. (81-1218)
NRA: FEC v. (85-1018)
National Right to Work Committee: FEC v. (90-0571)
NRA Political Victory Fund: FEC v.
Orloski v. FEC
Orton: FEC v.
Phillips Publishing: FEC v.
Populist Party: FEC v.
(88-0127) and (92-0674)
Reader's Digest Association v. FEC
Rose v. FEC
Sierra Club v. FEC
Specter '96, Arlen (00CV3167): FEC v.
Survival Education Fund: FEC v.
Triad Management Services: FEC v. (02CV1237)
United States Defense Committee v. FEC
USA v. Hsia
USA v. Kanchanalak, et. al.
Weinsten: FEC v.
Woods, Charles for US Senate: FEC v.
Working Names: FEC v.

Labor contributions/expenditures

AFL-CIO: FEC v.
AFSCME: FEC v.
Evans, Friends of Lane: FEC v.
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers v. FEC
National Right to Work Committee: FEC v. (90-0571)
National Republican Congressional Committee v. FEC (96-2295)

Lobbying activities

Akins v. FEC (92-1864)
Stern v. FEC
Stern v. General Electric Co.
Wisconsin Right to Life v. FEC

Membership associations
See:   MEMBER, DEFINITION OF; TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

Partnerships, corporate

Satellite Business Systems v. FEC

Qualified nonprofit corporations
See:   QUALIFIED NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS

Solicitations
See:   SOLICITATIONS

Trade associations
See:   TRADE ASSOCIATIONS


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