Thursday, March 9, 2017

Campaign Finance FEC Won’t Appeal Ruling on Presidential Debates

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) won’t appeal a Federal Judge’s ruling that challenged the FEC rules for Presidential Debates.

The Decision announced by the FEC March 8th means the FEC will have to respond to the Ruling by Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Chutkan’s Feb. 1st ruling said the FEC’s handling of Presidential Debates may have unfairly allowed the Debates to include only the Democratic and Republican Nominees, while excluding Independent and Minor-Party Candidates.

The Judge had given the FEC a Deadline of April 3 to respond to her Ruling, either by altering previous Enforcement and Rule-Making decisions regarding Debates or by providing a more convincing explanation of the Agency’s previous Actions.

CLICK HERE to read the 38 page (PDF) Level the Playing Field v. FEC, D.D.C., No. 15-cv-1397, order 2/10/17.

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