From the Latest Issue of Presidential Debate News:
Issue No. 45: Lawsuit Update: FEC Ignores Evidence
and Defends the Rigged Two-Party System
The legal battle over opening up the presidential debates to a third candidate continued last week, with the non-profit Level the Playing Field (LPF) asking the court to order the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to find that the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) violated the law "by staging candidate debates in a partisan manner and without pre-established, objective criteria," and to require the FEC to force the CPD to revise its rules.
If the FEC fails to act, the U.S. District Court should "authorize Plaintiffs to bring a civil action against the CPD, its executive director, and the directors who have participated in these violations of federal election law to remedy those violations," according to the Supplemental Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief filed by LPF on May 26.
The Complaint, signed by LPF's attorney, Alexandra Shapiro, blasted the Federal Election Commission's response to a federal court decision, saying, "The FEC continues to disregard much of the evidence" supporting LPF's claims, "and its treatment of the remainder is frivolous."
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Historic Lawsuit Filed to Open Presidential Debates to Independent Candidate: Level the Playing Field, et al v. Federal Election Commission, Case 1:15-cv-00961_
Transcript from Jan. 5 hearing
Motion for Summary Judgment
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