FEC Considering An Appeal Of Pro-Disclosure Court Ruling

Federal Election Commission Chair Caroline Hunter, a former deputy counsel for the Republican National Committee, told Bloomberg BNA yesterday that the Commission is considering an appeal of a federal court ruling requiring greater disclosure of outside campaign spending. On March 30, a federal judge ruled that the FEC had ignored the explicit requirements of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (commonly known as McCain-Feingold) in promulgating regulations for “electioneering communications” by outside groups that shielded them from having to disclose the large donors who funded the efforts.