UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
December 6, 1994
DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, Plaintiff,
FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, Defendant.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: GREENE
The Court granted summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff in this matter on November 14, 1994, and directed the defendant to initiate enforcement proceedings within 30 days against the National Republican Senatorial Committee ("NRSC"). The NRSC has now filed a motion for leave to intervene, an emergency motion to stay the November 14 Order, and a motion to reconsider and dismiss. The plaintiff has opposed these motions. The defendant has opposed the NRSC's motion to intervene, and has suggested that the Court stay the 30-day deadline imposed by the November 14 Order until all pending motions are resolved.
The Court finds that the NRSC's motion to intervene as a party, filed four days after the final judgment in this action, is untimely. See Dimond v. District of Columbia, 253 U.S. App. D.C. 111, 792 F.2d 179, 193 (D.C. Cir. 1986). Moreover, the NRSC's alleged interest in intervening, to brief the constitutionality of the Federal Election Campaign Act, is not ripe as the defendant has not yet determined what specific action it will take against the NRSC. Accordingly, it is this 6th day of December, 1994
ORDERED that the National Republican Senatorial Committee's motion for leave to intervene be and it is hereby DENIED; and it is further
ORDERED that the National Republican Senatorial Committee's motion to reconsider and dismiss and its emergency motion to stay the November 14 Order be and they are hereby DENIED as moot; and it is further
ORDERED that the Federal Election Commission shall conform with the November 14 decision within 30 days of the issuance of this Order, and that the Federal Election Commission's suggestion that the Court stay the 30-day deadline is moot.
HAROLD H. GREENE
United States District Judge
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