APPEALS COURT ISSUES ORDER IN JOHNSON v. FEC
WASHINGTON – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today issued an Order in Johnson v. FEC (Case: Case 12-1418), denying the plaintiffs’ Emergency Motion for Mandatory Injunction, Writ of Mandamus or Other Appropriate Relief. The text of the order may be found here (http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/johnson_ac_order.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.