Link is to the Opinion of the Court by Chief United States Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan joined by United States Circuit Judge Merrick Garland.
Senior United States Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams was a member of the panel and participated in oral arguments but died on August 7, 2020, therefore his vote was not counted and any concurrence or dissent he might have written was not released. Srinivasan and Garland constitute a sufficient quorum to render a decision even with Williams death.
Case name is CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON AND NICHOLAS MEZLAK, APPELLEES v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, APPELLEE, CROSSROADS GRASSROOTS POLICY STRATEGIES, APPELLANT
The DC Circuit affirmed fully the previous ruling of the District Court striking down an FEC rule, finding that the rule did not fully carry out the Congressional statute. The court determined that a valid rule must require the full disclosure of donors to certain non-profit organizations that participate in political activity.
The FEC must now craft a new rule requiring full public disclosure of donors.