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26 december 2009

Federal Election Commission US: enforcement case files dating back to 1975


The Federal Election Commission today completed its online archive of previously closed enforcement cases, making all publicly released enforcement documents dating back to the agency's creation available on its website. Enforcement matters from 1999 to the present have been available online for several years, but documents for cases from 1975 to 1998 had been publicly available up to now only at the Commission’s Washington D.C. headquarters in paper files and on microfiche.

The newly digitized Matters Under Review, or MURs, include documents for close to 4,500 cases, which consist of approximately 770,000 pages of material dating from 1975 through 1998. The documents have been placed in PDF files for each case, and are searchable by case number, name of respondent or complainant, subject matter, opening and closing dates, and statutory or regulatory citations. Within a file, text can be searched by specific words or phrases. The documents are available at www.fec.gov/MUR/.
(source FEC)

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