Appeals Court issues opinion in CREW, et al. v. FEC
WASHINGTON – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday issued an Opinion and Per Curiam Judgment in CREW, et al. v FEC (Case 19-5161), affirming the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the Commission.
In November 2017, the Commission did not pursue a complaint by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington alleging that New Models, which was organized in 2000 and operated under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, had failed to register and report as a political committee in 2012. In March 2019, the United States District for the District of Columbia granted the Commission’s motion for summary judgment and denied the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.###