Election Panel Dismisses Complaint Against SEIU, Clears Way for Union to Amass War Chest
Despite a finding by the Federal Election Commission's general counsel that the Service Employees International Union violated election law when it required local affiliates to contribute to its political action fund, the FEC's full board nonetheless quietly voted to overrule its staff attorney and dismissed the original complaint -- clearing the way for the union to squeeze its locals to amass a $9 million war chest for the next election.
Moreover, the group that filed the complaint, the National Right to Work Foundation (NRWF), didn't receive a full explanation of the FEC's decision in the case until after 111 days had passed, ensuring that its right to file an appeal had lapsed.
See anything familiar here? Does this remind anyone of another federal agency?
the FEC's full board nonetheless quietly voted to overrule its staff attorney and dismissed the original complaint
Worse, the FEC stalled the notification until after the appeal deadline has passed? How the hell could that even be legal?
Am I the only one here starting to think our entire federal government is being run by a bunch of goons? These people would put an old Soviet bloc country to shame.
They are handing down a ruling and then not giving the losing party to the case a right to an appeal.
This is not an American model of justice, it sounds eerily familiar to the justice systems in Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, etc.