skip navigation
Here's how you know US flag signifying that this is a United States Federal Government website

An official website of the United States government

Here's how you know

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

  • FEC Record: Litigation

District court enters default judgment against the Commission in CREW, et al. v. FEC (19-2753)

April 13, 2020

On April 9, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (“CREW”) and Noah Bookbinder (collectively “plaintiffs”) a default judgment against the FEC. The court noted that the Commission failed to plead or otherwise defend in this action.

In September 2019, plaintiffs initially filed suit alleging that the Commission failed to act on their administrative complaints. The court held that the Commission’s failure to act on these complaints is contrary to law and ordered the Commission to conform with the court’s declaration within 90 days.


  • Author 
    • Mary Ann Baker
    • Communications Specialist