Republican Party of Louisiana et al. v. FEC (New)
On August 3, 2015, the Republican Party of Louisiana (LAGOP), the Jefferson Parish Republican Parish Executive Committee and the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee (collectively, plaintiffs) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of portions of the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act or FECA) that specify how state and local parties must finance and disclose certain "federal election activity" that they plan to engage in, including fundraising costs for such activity. Read more...
CREW v. FEC (D.D.C. 1:14-cv-01419) (District Court)
On August 13, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (the “Court”) granted the Commission’s motion to dismiss portions of a complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (“CREW”). The claims that were the subject of the Commission’s motion alleged that the Commission’s dismissal of CREW’s administrative complaints had effectively created a “de facto regulation” that violated the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”). Read more...
Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC (Appeals Court)
On July 28, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of administrative fine challenges filed by Combat Veterans for Congress PAC. Read more...
Pursuing America’s Greatness v. FEC (New)
On July 27, 2015, Pursuing America’s Greatness (PAG) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the Commission’s regulations and a recently-issued advisory opinion that restrict an unauthorized committee’s use of a candidate’s name in social media and other Internet activities supporting that candidate. Read more...
Wagner, et al. v. FEC (Appeals Court)
On July 7, 2015, the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the provision in the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) that prohibits contributions made in connection with federal elections by federal government contractors. Read more...
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