2012 Election Center

Campaign Legal Center Receives MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Justice Stevens Delivers Important Speech on Revisiting Supreme Court Campaign Finance DecisionS

To read the 2014 Harold Levinthal Lecture delieverd by retired Justice John Paul Stevens on September 12, 2014, click here.  


The Legal Center has 10 years' experience defending and enforcing campaign finance, election and ethics laws.  There’s a lot to explain and keep straight given recent developments with Super PACs, changing laws, Citizens United, etc.   We think our reports, papers, and other documents will help you understand the different elements at play this cycle and how to make sense of it all.


To watch Legal Center president Trevor Potter's numerous appearances on The Colbert Reportclick here.



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Stephen Colbert Helps Dedicate the Ham Rove Memorial Conference Room at the Campaign Legal Center



To read the press release about the dedication, click here.



J. Gerald Hebert Condemns the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder Decision Deeming Key Provisions of the Voting Rights Act Unconstitutional



“Elections for Sale” - to watch Trevor Potter on Bill Moyers & Company, click here.

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"Big Sky, Big Money" - to watch Trevor Potter in the PBS Frontline investigative report, click here.

TP Frontline Screen Shot 10-30-12

Last night, in New York Republican State Committee v. SEC, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a challenge to an SEC pay-to-pay rule.  The regulation bars investment firms from managing state assets for two years after a firm or its associates make more than de minimis contributions to officeholders or candidates in a position to award investment contracts.   The lawsuit was brought by the state Republican parties of New York and Tennessee, both of which argued that the rule indirectly affected their fundraising, and burdened their members and candidates.; width: 405px; right: 0px; clip: rect(auto auto auto 403px); white-space: nowrap;"; width: 405px; right: 0px; clip: rect(auto auto auto 403px); white-space: nowrap;">









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