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FEC v. Ted Cruz for Senate

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) urged the Supreme Court to adopt a new, heightened standard for establishing that an injury was “fairly traceable” to complained‑of conduct, a showing required of all plaintiffs in order to establish their standing to sue. Adopting that theory of standing would have significantly restricted judicial challenges to all kinds of unlawful federal government action.

For that reason, NCLA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to carefully consider the broader negative impact of FEC’s proposed standard.

Mark Chenoweth
President and Chief Legal Officer
Sheng Li
Litigation Counsel

Brief Amicus Curiae of the New Civil Liberties Alliance In Support of Appellees

October 31, 2022 | Read More


In NCLA Amicus Win, Supreme Court Rejects FEC’s Argument Against Sen. Cruz’s Standing to Sue

May 17, 2022

NCLA Amicus Brief Challenges FEC’s Heightened Standard for Standing in Sen. Cruz’s Campaign Suit

December 22, 2021



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