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Campaign Legal Center v. FEC alleges failure to act on complaint (21-1376) – FEC.gov

On May 19, 2021, Campaign Legal Center (“plaintiff”) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the FEC failed to act on its administrative complaint. The plaintiff seeks injunctive and declaratory relief under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act).

Background

According to the court complaint, on May 7, 2020, Campaign Legal Center and Margaret Christ filed an administrative complaint with the FEC alleging that Big Tent Project Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, violated the Act by failing to register as a political committee and failing to report its contributions, expenditures, and debts or, if it was not a political committee, by failing to report the identity of contributors who gave for political purposes and its independent expenditures.

The plaintiff asks the court to declare the FEC’s failure to act on the administrative complaint contrary to law, and to order the FEC to conform with that declaration within 30 days.

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