COURT OF APPEALS ISSUES OPINION IN VAN HOLLEN V. FEC
WASHINGTON – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday reversed the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Van Hollen v. FEC and remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings. The text of the judgment may be found here (http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/van_hollen_ac_judgment.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.