Federal Election Commission Again Postpones Response in Free Speech v FEC

The Federal Election Commission has now obtained a second postponement of its response in Free Speech v Federal Election Commission, 13-772, which is pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. Originally the FEC’s response was due February 3; then it was put over until March 5; and now it is due April 4. Here is an earlier blog post about that case.

Probably the FEC attorneys find it difficult to respond, not knowing what the U.S. Supreme Court will be saying soon in McCutcheon v FEC, which was argued back on October 8, 2013, and which still doesn’t have a decision. Both cases concern campaign finance. The Court has not yet accepted Free Speech v FEC, and the government’s response, when it is filed, will undoubtedly argue that the case should be rejected.

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