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Judge refuses FEC stay in funding case

Oct. 19, 2004 at 4:59 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington Tuesday refused to issue a stay while the Federal Election Commission appeals an order to implement campaign funding reform.

Reps. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., and Martin Meehan, D-Mass., had sued the FEC in federal court, contending the commission was interpreting the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act in a manner that created a number of loopholes.

The core provisions of BCRA ban the use of "soft" money contributed outside federal limits directly in federal elections.

A number of FEC regulations implementing the act were found to be illegal, mostly in the definition of terms and in limits on "electioneering communications" -- broadcast advertisements -- leading up to an election.

The FEC filed a motion saying it was not required to follow the court's order pending appeal, and asked for a stay.

Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly denied the stay, saying "the FEC has not established that the public interest" requires a stay."

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