DISTRICT COURT ISSUES OPINION AND ORDER IN VAN HOLLEN V. FEC
WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday issued its opinion and order in Van Hollen v. FEC. The text of the order may be found here (http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/van_hollen_dc_order1.pdf) and the opinion may be found here (http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/van_hollen_dc_memo_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.