Baker v. FEC
On October 19, 2001, Dennis C. Baker, the treasurer for the Committee to Elect Jim Rooker to United States Congress (the Committee), filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The complaint appeals a civil money penalty the Commission imposed on the Committee and Mr. Baker for failure to file the Committee's 2000 October Quarterly Report. The Commission found that the Committee and Mr. Baker had violated 2 U.S.C. §434(a), which requires the timely filing of reports by political committees. Mr. Baker alleges that the Committee had been "officially dissolved" at the time the report was due. In his court complaint, Mr. Baker asks that the court review the Commission's September 21, 2001, final determination and modify or set aside that determination.
 The Commission's assessment of the $900 civil penalty was published in the January 2002 Record.
Source: FEC Record — April 2002