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For Immediate Release Contact:  Judith Ingram
October 21, 2014 Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
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District Court Issues Memorandum Opinion and Order in Holmes, et al. v. FEC

WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued its Memorandum Opinion and Order in Holmes, et al. v. FEC (Case 1:14-cv-01243-RMC) yesterday, denying plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction. The court also ordered plaintiffs to show cause by November 3 as to why the court should not convert its ruling into a final appealable order denying plaintiffs' request for certification to the Court of Appeals sitting en banc. The text of the Memorandum Opinion may be found here and the text of the Order may be found here.


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.