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Libertarian National Committee, Inc., v. FEC (New)
(Posted 02/08/2016; By: Alex Knott)

On January 25, 2016, the Libertarian National Committee, Inc. (LNC), filed suit against the Commission in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the Federal Election Campaign Act’s (the Act) annual limits on contributions to national party committees. Read more...

Van Hollen v. FEC
(Posted 02/01/2016; By: Isaac Baker)

On January 21, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a 2014 district court decision that invalidated a Commission regulation governing the disclosure of certain donations used to fund electioneering communications. Read more...

Stop Hillary PAC, et al. v. FEC (District Court)
(Posted 12/29/2015)

On December 21, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied plaintiffs Stop Hillary PAC and Dan Backer's Motion for Preliminary Injunction. The plaintiffs had sought an interim order enjoining the FEC from taking any action to enforce the naming restriction for unauthorized political committees in section 52 U.S.C. § 30102(e)(4) against plaintiffs throughout the duration of their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of that provision. The plaintiffs had also sought to enjoin the FEC from enforcing section 30102(e)(4) either facially or as applied to nonconnected political committees with names that clearly and unambiguously oppose a candidate. Read more...

FEC v. Lynch (New)
(Posted 12/29/2015)

On December 18, 2015, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Edward Lynch, Sr., Lynch for Congress and Edward Lynch, Sr. in his official capacity as treasurer (defendants). The Commission seeks a declaration that defendants' conversion of campaign funds to personal use on or after August 12, 2010, was a violation of 52 U.S.C. § 30114(b). Read more...

FEC v. Johnson (2:15-cv-00439-DB) (District Court)
(Posted 12/15/2015; By Christopher Berg)

On December 10, 2015, the Commission moved to amend its complaint against Utah businessman Jeremy Johnson to add John Swallow as a defendant. In June, the Commission had filed suit against Johnson, alleging that he knowingly and willfully used straw donors to exceed contribution limits to federal candidates. Read more...

CREW v. FEC (15-cv-02038) (New)
(Posted 12/03/2015)

On November 23, 2015, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington ("CREW"), and Melanie Sloan filed a Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Complaint alleges that the FEC's dismissal of CREW's administrative complaint against the Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity ("CHGO") was arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and contrary to law. CREW seeks an order declaring that the dismissal was contrary to law and requiring the Commission to conform with that decision. Read more...

Republican Party of Louisiana v. FEC (District Court)
(Posted 12/01/2015; By Christopher Berg)

On November 25, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the plaintiffs' application to convene a three-judge court to hear their constitutional challenges. Read more...





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