On November 4, 2016, Representative Ted Lieu, Representative Walter Jones, Senator Jeff Merkley, State Senator (Ret.) John Howe, Zephyr Teachout, and Michael Wager ("Plaintiffs") filed suit against the Commission in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief against the Commission.
Plaintiffs filed an administrative complaint with the Commission on July 7, 2016, identifying ten respondents and alleging that they accepted contributions substantially exceeding the $5,000 per contributor per year limit. Plaintiffs ask that the Court declare that the Commission''s failure to act on their administrative complaint within 120 days is contrary to law under 52 U.S.C. § 30109(a)(8)(A) and constitutes an unlawful withholding and/or unreasonable delay of agency action under 5 U.S.C. § 706(1). Plaintiffs also seek an order requiring the Commission to conform with this declaration within 30 days.
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