DISTRICT COURT ISSUES OPINION IN JAMES v. FEC
WASHINGTON – A three-judge court of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday issued its Memorandum Opinion and Order in James v. FEC (Case 1:12-cv-01451-JEB-JRB-RLW), denying the plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction and dismissing the case. The text of the Memorandum Opinion may be found here (http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/james_dc_memo_opinion.pdf). The Order may be found here (http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/james_dc_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.