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  • Press Release

District Court issues opinion in Doe, et al. v. FEC

March 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday issued a Memorandum Opinion and Final Order and Judgment in Doe, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 17-2694 (ABJ)). The Court upheld the Commission’s disclosure policy as constitutional and a reasonable exercise of the agency’s administrative authority. The Doe plaintiffs have requested that the Court stay its decision pending appeal.

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.