FEC Deadlocks on Issuing New Contribution Disclosure Rules for Outside Spending Groups; Van Hollen Case Returns to Federal District Court

FEC Deadlocks on Issuing New Contribution Disclosure Rules for Outside Spending Groups Van Hollen Case Returns to Federal District Court for Decision About Whether Existing Regulation is Valid Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer The FEC today in a 3 to 3 vote deadlocked over issuing new contribution disclosure regulations for outside spending groups …

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Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on D.C. Court of Appeals Ruling in Van Hollen Case

Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on D.C. Court of Appeals Ruling in Van Hollen Case A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned the federal district court ruling in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission which had struck down an FEC regulation that resulted in an almost complete failure …

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D.C. Court of Appeals Denies Stay of District Court Decision in Van Hollen Lawsuit; Groups Now Required to Disclose Contributors Financing “Elections Communications”

A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit late yesterday turned down a request to stay a district court ruling that struck down an FEC regulation that had all but eliminated the disclosure of donors to groups that make “electioneering communications” in federal elections. The district court ruling by Judge Amy …

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Rep. Van Hollen Files Brief in Court of Appeals in Support of Rule Requiring Immediate Disclosure of Donors to Groups Making Electioneering Communications

Rep. Van Hollen Files Brief in Court of Appeals in Support of Rule Requiring Immediate Disclosure of Donors to Groups Making Electioneering Communications Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today filed a brief in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, arguing that the Court should not “stay” a district court ruling that struck down …

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Federal District Court Strikes down FEC Regulation that Gutted Disclosure Requirement, DISCLOSE Act Still Essential to End Secret Money in Federal Elections

 By Fred Wertheimer, President, Democracy 21 Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) won an important campaign finance disclosure victory in federal district court on Friday, March 30, 2012 in the case of Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission.   Judge Amy Berman Jackson in her opinion struck down as contrary to law an FEC regulation that gutted …

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Federal District Court Strikes FEC Regulation that Gutted Contribution Disclosure By Outside Spending Groups as Contrary to Law in Lawsuit by Representative Van Hollen

A federal district court in Washington, DC today struck down a regulation issued by the Federal Election Commission in 2007 that gutted the contribution reporting requirements that apply to groups which make electioneering communications. “Electioneering communications” are defined in the law as broadcast ads that mention a candidate 60 days before the general election and …

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FEC Deadlocks 3 to 3 on Petition Filed by Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to Establish New Effective Contribution Disclosure Regulations for Outside Spending Groups

Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer Today, the three Republican Commissioners on the six-member FEC have once again shown their disdain for the nation’s campaign finance laws they are supposed to implement and enforce. The three Republican Commissioners blocked an effort by Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to initiate a rulemaking by the agency …

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Brief Filed in Van Hollen Lawsuit Challenging FEC Regulation That Eviscerated the Contribution Disclosure Requirements for Electioneering Ads

Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) filed a brief last Friday with the federal district court in Washington, DC in a lawsuit he filed in April against the Federal Election Commission. The Van Hollen lawsuit challenges as contrary to law an FEC regulation that has eviscerated the existing contribution disclosure requirements for groups that run “electioneering …

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Van Hollen Lawsuit Challenges FEC Regulations as Contrary to Law and Responsible for Eviscerating Donor Disclosure

Successful Court Challenge by Representative Van Hollen Would Provide Disclosure in Future Elections of Secret Contributions Funding Electioneering CommunicationsBy Non-profit Groups and Others Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) filed a lawsuit today against the Federal Election Commission challenging as contrary to law an FEC regulation that has improperly allowed nonprofit 501(c)(4) advocacy groups, 501(c)(6) business …

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