RESPONDENT: Independent Women's Voice
COMPLAINANTS: Pearson, Arn; Center for Media and Democracy
SUBJECT: Other; Reporting
DISPOSITION: The Commission failed by a vote of 3-3 to:
a. Find reason to believe that Independent Women’s Voice violated 52 U.S.C. §§ 30102, 30103, and 30104, by failing to organize, register, and report as a political committee.
b. Dismiss the allegation that Independent Women’s Voice violated 52 U.S.C. § 30104(c) by failing to report independent expenditures.
c. Approve the Factual and Legal Analysis, as recommended in the First General Counsel’s Report dated January 21, 2020, subject to the edits circulated by Commissioner Weintraub’s Office on January 24, 2021 at 10:42 p.m.
d. Authorize compulsory process.
e. Approve the appropriate letters.
The Commission decided by a vote of 4-2 to: Dismiss based on prosecutorial discretion under Heckler v. Chaney.
The Commission decided by a vote of 6-0 to: a. Close the file. b. Issue appropriate letters.
|Dismiss pursuant to prosecutorial discretion||Independent Women's Voice||
52 U.S.C. §30103
52 U.S.C. §30104
52 U.S.C. §30104(c)
|Complaint, Responses, Designation of Counsel and Extensions of Time||03/13/2017||Response from Independent Women's Voice 711 KB|
|11/22/2016||Designation of Counsel and Request for Extension of Time from Independent Women's Voice 663 KB|
|11/07/2016||Notification of Complaint to Independent Women's Voice 724 KB|
|10/31/2016||Complaint 29 MB|
|General Counsel Reports, Briefs, Notifications and Responses||03/08/2021||Notification to Independent Women's Voice 609 KB|
|01/21/2020||First General Counsel's Report 858 KB|
|Certifications||02/09/2021||Independent Women's Voice 584 KB|
|Statements of Reasons||03/18/2021||Vice Chair Allen Dickerson and Commissioners Sean J. Cooksey and James E. "Trey" Trainor III 981 KB|
|Primary respondent||Independent Women's Voice|
|Complainant||Center for Media and Democracy|
|Respondent's counsel||Tyrrell, James E. (Personnel)|