GOP doesn’t have protection for its #DarkMoney in November midterms. Big win for Democracy by Citizens for Ethics @CREWcrew.

I’m still digging but here is the ORDER entered today in which the Supreme Court vacated the stay Chief Justice Roberts granted over the weekend.  The case is pending in the DC circuit but they did not stay it.  So that forced them to seek a stay in SCOTUS.  CJ Roberts is the justice who handles the DC circuit so it went to him first.

The DC district court had granted summary judgment On August 18, 2018 declaring an amended federal regulation regarding campaign financing disclosures invalid and staying for 45 days.  Here is the district court’s Memorandum Opinion


A very quick read of the end of the very long Memorandum Opinion says to me that the FEC has to immediately vacate the regulation that allows big money donors to hide their identity.

Here is the business end of the opinion.  Pages from 20180818 Memorandum Opinion_Page_1

Pages from 20180818 Memorandum Opinion_Page_3Pages from 20180818 Memorandum Opinion_Page_2

Pages from 20180818 Memorandum Opinion_Page_4

Here is the docket in the DC Circuit. I don’t see anything that should stop CREW from getting the Dark Money donors information. Personally, I think this is what has the Senate GOP so panicked about Kavanaugh.

DC Cir docket

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