Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC (Court of Appeals)
On October 16, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc filed by Combat Veterans for Congress PAC and its treasurer. Read more...
Stop Hillary PAC, et al. v. FEC (New)
On September 22, 2015, Stop Hillary PAC and Dan Backer filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia challenging provisions of the Act and Commission regulations that prohibit an unauthorized political committee from using a federal candidate’s name in the committee’s name. Plaintiffs seek a declaratory judgment that the naming restrictions are unconstitutional under the First Amendment and seek an injunction barring the FEC from enforcing the provisions. Read more...
Pursuing America’s Greatness v. FEC (District Court)
On September 24, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion by Pursuing America's Greatness (PAG) for a preliminary injunction to prevent the Commission from enforcing against it restrictions on unauthorized committees’ use of a candidate’s name. Read more...
Level the Playing Field v. FEC (LPF II)
On August 27, 2015, Level the Playing Field (LPF), Dr. Peter Ackerman, the Green Party of the United States and the Libertarian National Committee (collectively plaintiffs) filed a new, second lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging FEC regulations and actions as they relate to sponsorship and conduct of federal candidate debates. Level the Playing Field v. FEC, No. 1:15-cv-1397-TSC (D.D.C. filed Aug. 27, 2015) (LPF II). Read more...
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...
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