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Jones v. FEC


On April 30, 1997, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted the FEC's motion to dismiss this case. The suit, seeking $249 trillion in damages, was filed in February 1997, by Alfonzo Jones, a Detroit resident who said, among other things, that the FEC acted contrary to law in not certifying him for public financing for the 1996 presidential campaign.

The court found that Mr. Jones failed to allege any facts in his suit that indicated that the Commission had illegally failed to provide him with public funds.

Source:   FEC Record — June 1997