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Carter/Mondale Presidential Committee v. FEC (82-1754)


On June 24, 1983, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that, since the Carter/Mondale Presidential Committee, Inc. (the Committee) had failed to file its petition for review of certain final FEC repayment determinations within 30 days after the FEC had made them, the court had no jurisdiction over the petition. Filed on July 6, 1982, the Committee's petition concerned certain final Commission determinations with regard to the FEC's audit of the Committee's publicly funded primary campaign in 1980.

Since it dismissed the suit on jurisdictional grounds, the court did not address the issue of whether the FEC could require the Committee to:

  • Repay federal matching funds in an amount equal to total federal and private funds used for nonqualified campaign expenses; or
  • Repay only the portion of nonqualified expenses that were paid with federal funds.

Source:   FEC RecordAugust 1983. Carter/Mondale Presidential Committee, Inc. v. FEC, 711 F.2d 279 (D.C. Cir. 1983).