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- Aug 5, 2015
Today in Veasey v. Abbott, a unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Texas Voter Photo ID law is discriminatory and in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Attorneys at the Campaign Legal Center serve as co-counsel for plaintiffs Congressman Marc Veasey, LULAC, and a group of Texas voters. ...
Supreme Court Rejects Arizona Legislators’ Bid to Defy Citizens’ Will and Regain Ability to Gerrymander DistrictsJun 29, 2015
Today in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the United States Supreme Court upheld an Arizona state constitutional amendment passed by voters giving an independent commission responsibility for the state’s redistricting.
Short Film About Victim of Texas Voter ID Law Shows Why We Need to Pass The Voting Rights Advancement Act Being Introduced TodayJun 24, 2015
Today, as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) on the eve of the second anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the Campaign Legal Center is releasing a short film focusing on a lifelong voter disenfranchised by Texas’ voter photo ID law (SB 14).
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- Aug 26, 2015CLC Staff
Yesterday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals turned back a challenge brought by the state Republican parties of New York and Tennessee to an important rule adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to prevent pay-to-play practices in state investing in New York Republican State Committee v. SEC. The Campaign Legal Center, joined by Democracy 21, filed an amici brief in the
Watchdogs Urge Supreme Court to Overturn Lower Court & Send Maryland Gerrymander Case to 3-Judge PanelAug 13, 2015CLC Staff
Today, in Shapiro v. McManus, the Campaign Legal Center joined with Common Cause in filing an amici brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a U.S. District Court decision which dismissed a challenge by voters to the blatant political gerrymander carried out by then-Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland state legislature in 2011. The petitioners argue that their First Amendment rights were violated and they were discriminated against because of their political party affiliations when the state drastically redrew the sixth congressional district to unseat the incumbent Republican Member of Congress and ensure the election of a Democrat. ...