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Citizens for LaRouche v. FEC; FEC v. LaRouche


On January 31, 1984, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order dismissing a petition that Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., a publicly funded candidate for the Democratic Party's Presidential nomination in 1980, and Citizens for LaRouche, his principal campaign committee, had filed with the court on January 11, 1983. (Citizens for LaRouche v. FEC; Civil Action No. 83-1050.) Pursuant to 26 U.S.C. §9041, the LaRouche campaign had asked the appeals court to review a final repayment determination that the FEC had made on December 16, 1982. The court's action affirmed the FEC's determination that the LaRouche campaign had to repay $54,671.84 in primary matching funds to the U.S. Treasury.

On May 8, 1984, the Commission entered into a stipulation dismissing with prejudice FEC v. LaRouche (Civil Action No. 83-3743), a suit that the FEC had brought in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Lyndon LaRouche and Citizens for LaRouche, his principal campaign committee. In this suit, filed on December 15, 1983, the FEC had sought a court ruling that would require the LaRouche campaign to repay the $54,672 in primary matching funds. Since the LaRouche campaign subsequently made the repayment during April 1984, the Commission filed the stipulation dismissing the case as moot.

Source:   FEC Record — July 1984; June 1984. Citizens for LaRouche v. FEC, 725 F.2d 125 (D.C. Cir. 1984). FEC v. Citizens for LaRouche, 2 Fed. Elec. Camp. Fin. Guide (CCH) ¶9214 (D.D.C. 1984).