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BREAKING: FEC Won't Appeal Ruling against Debate Commission

by Shawn M. Griffiths, published

The FEC released a press release Wednesday that it will not appeal a federal judge's decision against current rules governing the Commission on Presidential Debates in Level the Playing Field v. FEC:

"On February 1, the District Court ordered the Commission to reconsider Plaintiffs’ allegations and evidence, issue a new decision on the two administrative complaints and issue a new decision on the rulemaking petition. The Commission voted on February 22 not to appeal the District Court’s decision."

The FEC has chosen to comply with Judge Tanya S. Chutkan's order and must issue three new decisions related to the administrative complaints that were previously dismissed by the FEC by April 3.

"Plaintiffs will have the tough task of making sure the FEC and the CPD don't try and skirt their obligations going forward," said Chad Peace, attorney for the Independent Voter Project, who filed an amicus brief in support of the Plaintiffs.  

Stay tuned.

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