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FEC announces appeal of campaign finance ruling

[JURIST] The Federal Election Commission announced Tuesday that it will appeal a ruling by US District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that recently struck down more than a dozen of the government's current rules on political fund-raising, ordering the government to write new rules.

In a press release, the FEC said that it has not decided if it will ask the appeals court to review all or only some of the rules struck down by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The FEC also has made available documents related to the campaign finance litigation. See this earlier report in JURIST's Paper Chase. The district court ruling [PDF] is also available.

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