United States District Court issues opinion in Brown et al. v. FEC
WASHINGTON DC (STL.News) – The United States District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in Brown et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-1021). Case Summary On April 11, 2019, Leigh Brown and Leigh Brown & Associates (plaintiffs) filed suit against the Commission. Brown is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the May 14, 2019 special primary election in North Carolina’s ninth congressional district. Plaintiffs’ amended complaint alleges that that the application of the Federal Election Campaign Act’s (the Act’s) definition of electioneering communication and its implementing regulations to their current and proposed commercial radio advertisements for Brown’s business, Leigh Brown & Associates, is in violation of the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.