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Judith Ingram

September 10, 2010

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger

APPEALS COURT ISSUES OPINION IN CAO V. FEC

WASHINGTON – Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, issued its opinion in Cao v. FEC. The text of the opinion may be found here (http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/cao_ac_opinion.pdf).

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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