Van Hollen v. FEC

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On April 21, 2011, Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) sued the FEC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing that a 2007 regulation improperly narrowed the scope of federal disclosure requirements connected to electioneering communications...

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In big news, a federal judge has ordered the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to do its job, and ensure that our political process is more open and transparent. 

The FEC had previously dismissed complaints against American Action Network (AAN) and Americans for Job Security (AJS), two tax-exempt 501(c) groups that ran millions of dollars of...

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About this Case

On April 21, 2011, Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) sued the FEC in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing that a 2007 regulation improperly narrowed the scope of federal disclosure requirements connected to electioneering communications. Plaintiff challenged the regulation under the Administrative Procedure Act, alleging that it is arbitrary, capricious and contrary to the federal campaign finance statute it purports to implement.

 

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