DC Circuit affirms dismissal of challenge to FEC’s decision to accept paperwork for Trump’s presidential candidacy

Late last year, I highlighted a federal court’s decision to throw out a challenge to the FEC accepting paperwork for Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy on the ground that he was ineligible to serve. Last month, in an unpublished per curiam opinion, a panel of the the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed dismissal: “appellant has not shown that he has Article III standing to pursue Count Two of his complaint. See generally Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540, 1547 (2016).” As I wrote last year, challenges to Trump’s candidacy won’t take place through FEC candidacy lawsuits, and we’re slowly seeing that play out in the courts now.

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