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Appeals Court issues order dismissing case in Ready to Win v. FEC

March 6, 2024

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Wednesday issued a Per Curiam Order in Ready to Win v. FEC (Case No. 23-5161), dismissing the case as moot and remanding it back to the District Court with instructions to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.

On October 27, 2022, Plaintiff, then known as Ready for Ron, filed suit against the Commission, claiming that Advisory Opinion 2022-12 violated the First Amendment and federal law because it prohibited Ready for Ron from providing a signed petition with signatories’ contact information to Gov. Ron DeSantis encouraging him to declare his candidacy for president of the United States and to remain a candidate for that office.

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.