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For Immediate Release   Contact:  Judith Ingram
November 25, 2014   Julia Queen
    Christian Hilland
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District Court Issues Memorandum Opinion and Order in Van Hollen v. FEC

WASHINGTON – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia today issued its Memorandum Opinion and Order in Van Hollen v. FEC (Case 1:11-cv-0766-ABJ), granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment and denying defendant FEC’s cross motion for summary judgment. The Court ordered further that 11 C.F.R. § 104.20(c)(9) is vacated.


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.