Tag Archives: FEC

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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President Announces Two Nominations For FEC

POLITICO reports that the President has nominated Ann Ravel, a Democrat who chairs the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and Lee Goodman, a Republican election lawyer, to the Federal Election Commission.

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FEC General Counsel Leaving The FEC, Returning To Private Practice

Anthony Herman, General Counsel to the Federal Election Commission, has resigned and will be returning to private practice.  We wish him well and good luck with his future endeavors.

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Campaign Finance Panel Discusses The Future Of The FEC

On April 30, 2013, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (“CREW”) and the George Washington University Law School Political Law Studies Initiative (“PLSI”) co-sponsored a panel discussion featuring leading campaign experts entitled “The Future of the FEC.”  The discussion was … Continue reading

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Disclosure Case Discussion on FEC’s Agenda for Today’s Open Meeting

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is scheduled to hold an open meeting today at 10 am.  The agenda can be found here.   The Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the federal court’s order in Van Hollen v. FEC and the regulated community’s reporting requirements … Continue reading

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Appellate Court Decision in Van Hollen v. FEC Disclosure Litigation

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today overturning a lower court holding that invalidated the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) regulations governing the disclosure of of donors by groups sponsoring electioneering communications in Van Hollen v. FEC.  The lower … Continue reading

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FEC Update

The Federal Election Commission released the Weekly Digest for the week of April 16-20, 2012. I know it has been a while since my last post so here are some articles discussing the federal district court’s decision in Van Hollen … Continue reading

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Committee on House Administration To Hold FEC Oversight Hearing

The Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration (“House Elections Committee”) is scheduled hold an oversight hearing on the Federal Election Commission on November 3, 2011.  The link to the House Elections Committee webpage announcing the hearing can be … Continue reading

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“Presidential Campaigns Seek Fundraising’s Holy Grail: Mobile Donations”

The Huffington Post reports on the latest efforts to develop a platform that will permit campaigns to receive contributions via a contributor’s mobile device.

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“Rules of the Game: Super PACs Multiply, Head To Hill”

Eliza Carney remains concerned about Super PACs and their role in the 2012 election.

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“Campaigns Make Cash Off Donor Contact Information”

Roll Call reports on list rental income received by many federal campaigns.

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“Ex-McCain Lawyer: Barack Obama ‘Mugged’ John McCain in 2008″

Politico provides further evidence that the pro-regulation community is losing patience with Obama administration.

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FEC Data Update

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) made some substantial improvements to its website.  Among the improvements are lists from the Press Shop on various topics such as each individual who filed a statement of candidacy for President of the United States, … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of August 8-12, 2011 is available here.

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Republican FEC Commissioners Release Statement Of Reasons On Citizens United Rulemaking

The statement can be found here.

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