Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Jonathan A. Bernstein, Atty., Federal Election Commission, with whom Lawrence M. Noble, Acting General Counsel and Richard B. Bader, Asst. General Counsel, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C., were on the brief for appellant. Charles N. Steele, Atty., Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C., also entered an appearance for appellant.
Robert F. Bauer, with whom Barry J. Reingold and Perkins Coie, Seattle, Wash., were on the brief for appellee.
Before RUTH BADER GINSBURG, STARR and NIES, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge RUTH BADER GINSBURG.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG, Circuit Judge:
This case raises a novel question concerning the administration of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, codified at 2 U.S.C. §§ 431-55 (FECA or Act). When the six member Federal Election Commission (FEC or Commission) deadlocks and for that reason dismisses a complaint,1 is the dismissal amenable...
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