Category Archives: PACs

United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link to the FEC litigation page … Continue reading

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FEC Releases New Contribution Limits for 2011/2012 Election Cycle

The Federal Election Commission chart listing the new limits can be found here.

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Politics Meets College Football

The New York Times published an article yesterday discussing the activities of a political action committee (“PAC”) dedicated to forcing the NCAA to adopt a playoff system to determine college football’s national champion.  The PAC has adopted a fairly aggressive posture … Continue reading

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Super PAC List

The Center for Responsive Politics has published a useful list of Super PACs active in the 2010 election cycle.  A Super PAC is registered with and reporting to the Federal Election Commission, makes only independent expenditures, does not make candidate … Continue reading

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Fair Elections Now Act To Prohibit Joint Fundraising Committees Between Federal Candidates and PACs or Party Committees

Section 104 of H.R. 6116, the Fair Election Now Act, apparently seeks to prohibit federal candidates from establishing joint fundraising committees with federal political action committees or political party committees.  The legislative language does not appear to prohibit federal candidates … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance – FEC Releases Two Draft Advisory Opinions Regarding Independent Expedenditure PACs

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) released two draft advisory opinions providing guidance concerning the operations of independent expenditure PACs (“IE PACs”) established pursuant to the SpeechNow.org and Citizens Unitedfederal court decisions.  Comments on the draft AOs are due no later than … Continue reading

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SpeechNow.org v. FEC – Federal Court Strikes Contribution Limits To Independent Expenditure Groups

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its opinion this morning in SpeechNow.org v. FEC.  The court held that the contribution limits applicable to committees engaging solely in independent expenditures violate the First Amendment, but upheld the … Continue reading

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FEC Reports – Receiving Letters from the FEC

Politico published a story about a request for additional information (“RFAI”) letter Sarah PAC – Gov. Sarah Palin’s PAC – received from its FEC reports analyst – the FEC employee in charge of reviewing the PAC’s reports for compliance purposes. … Continue reading

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