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  • Press Release

District Court denies Commission’s motion for summary judgment in CREW v. FEC

March 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia today issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order denying the Commission’s motion for summary judgment in CREW, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 16-cv-2255 (CRC)) and granted the Plaintiffs’ cross-motion for summary judgment. The Court concluded that the dismissal of CREW’s complaint against the American Action Network in MUR 6589R was contrary to law, remanded the matter to the agency and directed the Commission to conform with the Court’s opinion within 30 days.

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.