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Stop Reckless Economic Instability caused by Democrats (“Stop PAC”), et al. v. FEC (District Court)
(Posted 03/06/2015; By Myles Martin)

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
(Posted 01/13/2015; By Alex Knott)

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)
(Posted 01/13/2015; By Christopher Berg)

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)
(Posted 12/30/2014; By Christopher Berg)

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 (Dismissal)
(Posted 12/23/2014; By Dorothy Yeager)

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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