FEC Update - April 22, 2012

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The Federal Election Commission released the Weekly Digest for the week of April 16-20, 2012.

I know it has been a while since my last post so here are some articles discussing the federal district court’s decision in Van Hollen v. FEC, one of the reformers’ efforts to impose greater regulations on political speakers.

Campaign Donor Advertising Rule Invalidated By U.S. Judge, Bloomberg

FEC Ruling Leaves Ad Uncertainty, Roll Call

Also, an interesting FEC advisory opinion request was filed by an organization called Free Speech.  The request, identified as FEC AOR 2012-11, seeks guidance from the Commission regarding whether the organization is a political committee that is required to register and report to the FEC and whether specific ads constitute express advocacy.  This is one to watch.

 

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