Tag Archives: Advisory Opinions

National Democratic Redistricting Trust – FEC Advisory Opinion Request Update

Two pro-regulation groups, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center, filed a joint comment on the National Democratic Redistricting Trust’s (“Trust”) advisory opinion request with the Federal Election Commission.  The groups argue in their joint comment that Democratic federal officeholders … Continue reading

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Democrats Request FEC Advisory Opinion For Redistricting Group

The Federal Election Commission (“Commission”) released an interesting advisory opinion request from the National Democratic Redistricting Trust (the “Trust”) seeking confirmation that Democratic Members of Congress may raise funds for the organization without running afoul of the soft money ban … Continue reading

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FEC Robocall Advisory Opinion Request Withdrawn

Just received word that the American Future Fund Political Action advisory opinion request regarding whether federal campaign finance law preempts state robocall laws has been withdrawn by the requestor.  No word on why it was withdrawn.

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FEC Open Meeting This Thursday

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is scheduled to hold an open meeting this Thursday, January 14th.  The full agenda has not been released yet.  However, it appears that the advisory opinion submitted by American Future Fund PAC seeking to preempt … Continue reading

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Republican Commissioners File Concurring Opinion In Black Rock Group FEC Advisory Opinion

The Republican Commissioners filed a Concurring Opinion supporting Black Rock Group’s legal positions during the advisory opinion request process.   BNA Money and Politics Report’s ($) article on the Opinion can be found here, and the Republican Commissioners’ Concurring Opinion can be … Continue reading

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FEC’s October 8, 2009 Open Meeting Agenda

The Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) October 8, 2009 open meeting may be one of the more important meetings held this year.  The FEC released its Sunshine Act Notice disclosing that it may approve a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) relating to … Continue reading

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FEC Releases Two Draft Advisory Opinions

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) released two draft advisory opinions for consideration by the Commissioners at its October 8, 2009 open meeting.  The first draft advisory opinion responds to a request from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee asking the FEC … Continue reading

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FEC Issues Black Rock Group Advisory Opinion

The Federal Election Commission issued the Black Rock Group advisory opinion today.  The opinion provides that Black Rock Group may provide political consulting services to a limited liability company (“LLC”) sponsoring independent expenditures without triggering political committee status.  It also … Continue reading

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FEC: Campaign May Pay Certain Staff Legal Bills

The Associated Press reports that the Federal Election Commission just approved an advisory opinion allowing the use of campaign funds by a Congressman to pay certain legal fees incurred by current and former staff members in connection with a criminal investigation.  The … Continue reading

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