Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats (“Stop PAC”), et
al. v. FEC (District Court)
On February 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted the Commission’s motion for summary judgment in a suit brought by Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats (“Stop PAC”) and Tea Party Leadership Fund (“Fund”), et al. (collectively, plaintiffs). The plaintiffs had challenged certain contribution limits set forth in the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) as infringing on their First Amendment rights and guarantee of equal protection of the laws under the Fifth Amendment. Read more...
Supreme Court Denies Petition for Certiorari in Stop This
Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund v. FEC
On January 12, 2015, the United States Supreme Court let stand the dismissal of Stop This Insanity’s constitutional challenge to the Federal Election Campaign Act’s contribution limits and solicitation restrictions for separate segregated funds (SSFs). Read more...
FEC v. O’Donnell (Case 1:15-cv-17) (New)
On January 5, 2015, the Federal Election Commission filed suit against Christine O’Donnell, Friends of Christine O’Donnell and Matthew Moran, in his official capacity as treasurer. The FEC alleges that the defendants impermissibly converted at least $20,000 in campaign funds to the personal use of Christine O’Donnell. The FEC seeks declaratory, injunctive and other appropriate relief, including an order requiring Ms. O’Donnell to disgorge the converted funds. Read more...
Stop Hillary PAC v. FEC (New)
On December 11, 2014, plaintiff Stop Hillary PAC filed suit against the FEC
to challenge the agency’s alleged failure to act on its complaint against Ready
For Hillary PAC (Ready for Hillary), Hillary Rodham Clinton, her authorized
Senate committee "Friends of Hillary," and her authorized Presidential Committee
from 2008, "Hillary Clinton for President." Plaintiff asks the court to direct
the Commission to act on its complaint within 30 days and to authorize it to
bring a civil action against the committees if the Commission does not do
so. Read more...
Rufer, et al. v. FEC and RNC, et al. v. FEC
Rufer, et al. v. FEC (Rufer) and RNC, et al. v. FEC (RNC) were both dismissed recently after the parties filed dismissal agreements with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The plaintiffs had sought to challenge the constitutionality of laws that prevent party committees from financing independent expenditures using funds outside the federal source and amount limitations. Read more...
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