Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Cert Petition on Presidential Debates Filed

Ballot Access News

On November 9, Level the Playing Field asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Level the Playing Field v Federal Election Commission, the case over whether the FEC has failed to enforce federal campaign finance laws against the Commission on Presidential Debates. The case number will be assigned soon. Here is the cert Petition.

The questions presented are: (1) Whether the partisan political activities of a debate-staging organization’s decision makers bear upon whether the organization “endorses, supports. or opposes political candidates or political parties” in violation of 11 C.F.R. 110.13(a); (2) Whether criteria for determining which presidential candidates are invited to participate in general election debates are “objective” under 11 C.F.R. 110.13(c) if only major party candidates can satisfy the criteria.

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