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  • FEC Record: Litigation

Appeals filed in CREW v. FEC (14-1419)

November 15, 2016

On November 14, 2016, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a notice of cross-appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in their lawsuit against the Commission. CREW had challenged the Commission''s dismissal of their administrative complaints against the American Action Network (AAN) and Americans for Job Security (AJS). Previously, on October 19, 2016, intervenor-defendant American Action Network (AAN) filed its own notice of appeal of the district court''s decision in this case.

The district court''s September 19, 2016, opinion concluded that the Commission''s dismissals of CREW’s administrative complaints against AJS and AAN were "contrary to law." The Court accordingly granted CREW’s motion for summary judgment and remanded the matters to the Commission for further proceedings consistent with the Opinion of the Court. On September 29, 2016, the Commission announced it would not appeal the district court’s decision.


  • Author 
    • Dorothy Yeager
    • Enterprise Resource Analyst