U.S. District Court Consolidates Libertarian and Republican Campaign Finance Lawsuits, Sets July 16 Hearing

U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper, in the District of Columbia, has consolidated Rufer v Federal Election Commission and Republican National Committee v Federal Election Commission. The Rufer case, filed on May 21, and the Republican case, filed on May 23, both challenge the amount of money an individual may give to a political party, in instances when the money will be used for independent expenditures on behalf of a candidate. The Rufer case is a Libertarian Party case.

The cases have a hearing set for July 16, 2014, at 10 a.m.

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