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Federal judge finds rules governing presidential debates `arbitrary and capricious`

Feb 04, 2017 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

(JURIST) - A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) "acted `arbitrarily and capriciously`" in enacting rules for presidential debates. Judge Tanya Chutkan granted the motion for summary judgment filed by plaintiffs, including the Green Party and the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), and ordered the FEC to review the plaintiffs` complaint that a 15 percent threshold support requirement on third-party candidates t...