|For Immediate Release||Contact:||Judith Ingram|
|August 20, 2014||Julia Queen|
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District Court Issues Memorandum Opinion and Orders in Rufer, et al. v. FEC and RNC, et al. v. FEC
WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a Memorandum Opinion and Orders yesterday in Rufer, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-00837-CRC) and Republican National Committee, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-00853-CRC), denying the plaintiffs' applications for three-judge courts and finding the cases appropriate for certification to the en banc Court of Appeals. The Court denied without prejudice the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment, and denied the plaintiffs' motion for expedition and the defendant's motion for discovery in RNC, et al. v. FEC. The Court denied the motion for preliminary injunction by plaintiffs in Rufer, et al. v. FEC.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.