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Election Commission Open Files Aren’t Public, Judge Says

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· Story link A federal judge in Washington refused to order the Federal Election Commission to release any report it…

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A federal judge in Washington refused to order the Federal Election Commission to release any report it might have on a pending investigation of possible illegal corporate contributions to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay by Westar Energy. The FEC said it had no closed file on suchg contributions and District Judge Ricardo Urbina said the FEC is prohibited from acknowledging open investigations. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics said it would appeal. (5/24/05)