The FEC and the Path of Reform Proposals

September 27, 2013
posted by Bob Bauer
The recent emails from the Federal Election Commission, unearthed through a Freedom of Information Act request, don't reveal much that is new about the agency or the election law bar.  That Republican or Democratic lawyers might speak an encouraging word to the Commissioners on their side of the aisle does not qualify as breaking news. Here and there is a congratulatory note, or a substantive but not case-specific comment: but that's about it. Should anyone be surprised, it would be the long-time skeptic who has imagined that the parties are weighing in on pending decisions in the dead of night. There is none of that in these disclosures.