Level the Playing Field Files Brief in U.S. District Court in Debates Case

On August 8, Level the Playing Field filed this brief in Level the Playing Field v Federal Election Commission, 1:15cv-1397. This is the case that argues that the FEC has improperly and unlawfully permitted the Commission on Presidential Debates to limit the general election presidential debates to the Democratic and Republican nominees.

Next, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan will rule on the FEC’s motion to dismiss the case. If she denies the FEC’s motion, additional evidence, discovery, and a trial will follow.

Meanwhile, in the other debates lawsuit, Johnson v Commission on Presidential Debates, the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in April 2017 and the opinion is not out yet.


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Level the Playing Field Files Brief in U.S. District Court in Debates Case — 3 Comments

  1. These lawsuits are on the critical path toward repairing our broken presidential elections process. They would break the ownership and manipulation of the debates by the Dem and GOP parties, Commission on Presidential Debates and news media moderators. Most hopefully, that would open the door to other parties and independents, and to establishing fair debate disciplines and equal time for all participants.

    But news about the current status of those and other relevant lawsuits is not easy to find. What are the next steps in the courts? What is being done by supporting groups to garner more support and influence with the courts? Where is that information routinely reported for understanding and use by the voting public?

  2. I HAVE FOLLOWED THIS LAWSUIT FROM DAY ONE, READ EVERY LEGAL BRIEF AND FILING BY ALL PARTIES!!!

    BOTTOM LINE:

    “OUR REPUBLIC IS DOOMED

    UNLESS A NEW NATIONAL INDEPENDENT

    POLITICAL PARTY IS ESTABLISHED”

    “A S A P”

  3. The courts and judges must do the right thing here and put an end to this charade. The CPD is committing fraud upon the American people and the FEC enabled them.
    The polls to reach the magic 15% number are a joke. I looked at them in depth. They used land line calls to rural Texas to determine who would be in the debates. It’s ridiculous and the sponsorship funds going to this corrupt bi-partisan entity are completely illegal.

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