FEC

FEC Issues New Guidance on 501(c)(4) Independent Expenditure Reporting

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has issued new guidance on the reporting obligations of outside groups, including 501(c)(4) organizations, that make independent expenditures (“IEs”) in federal elections. The need for guidance arose from the federal court decision...

Supreme Court Vacates Stay in CREW v. FEC; District Court Decision Now in Effect

Today the Supreme Court denied an application for a stay of the district court’s decision in Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) v. FEC, vacating the administrative stay that was issued by the Chief...

Chief Justice Temporarily Stays Increased Disclosure of 501(c)(4) Contributors

A federal court decision that would require 501(c)(4) organizations making independent expenditures (“IEs”) in federal elections to disclose more of their donors than they have previously been required to do under Federal Election Commission (FEC)...

Court Strikes Down FEC Regulation, Setting Up Increased Disclosure of Donors to Many Politically Active 501(c)(4)s

The decision last Friday in the matter of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) v. FEC might not have been front page news, but it should attract the attention of politically active 501(c)(4) organizations and...