SUPREME COURT SUMMARILY AFFIRMS JUDGMENT OF U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE V. FEC
WASHINGTON – Today the Supreme Court summarily affirmed the judgment of a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Republican National Committee v. FEC. The text of the Supreme Court’s order may be found here (http://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/062910zr.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.