No. 15-1455.

814 F.3d 221 (2016)

STOP RECKLESS ECONOMIC INSTABILITY CAUSED BY DEMOCRATS, ("Stop Reid"); Tea Party Leadership Fund; Alexandria Republican City Committee, Plaintiffs-Appellants, American Future PAC, Intervenor/Plaintiff-Appellant, and Niger Innis; Niger Innis for Congress, Plaintiffs, v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided: February 23, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ARGUED: Michael T. Morley , Coolidge-Reagan Foundation, Washington, D.C., for Appellants. Kevin Paul Hancock , Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C., for Appellee. ON BRIEF: Dan Backer , DB Capitol, Strategies, Alexandria, Virginia, for Appellants Stop Reckless Economic Instability Caused by Democrats, Tea Party Leadership Fund, and Alexandria Republican City Committee; Jerad Najvar , Najvar Law Firm, Houston, Texas, for Intervenor-Appellant American Future PAC. Lisa J. Stevenson , Deputy General Counsel-Law, Kevin Deeley , Acting Associate General Counsel, Harry J. Summers , Assistant General Counsel, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C., for Appellee.

Affirmed in part; vacated and remanded in part with instructions by published opinion. Chief Judge Traxler wrote the opinion, in which Judge Shedd and Judge Dillon joined.

Four political committees—"Stop Reckless Economic Instability Caused By Democrats" ("Stop PAC"), "Tea Party Leadership Fund" ("the Fund"), "Alexandria Republican City Committee" ("ARCC"), and "American Future PAC" ("American Future") (collectively, "Appellants")—appeal a district court order granting summary judgment...

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