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- Oct 6, 2015
In a time of intense concern for and scrutiny of voting rights, the Institute will develop innovative legal and policy solutions that protect the right to vote. Our goal is to make the Voting Rights Institute at Georgetown Law a hub of thoughtful engagement on all voting rights issues in the U.S.
Georgetown Law Becomes Permanent Home of Voting Rights Institute, Partnering with Campaign Legal Center & American Constitution SocietyOct 2, 2015
Today at noon at the National Press Club, the Campaign Legal Center, the American Constitution Society (ACS), and Georgetown Law will formally launch the Voting Rights Institute (VRI) at Georgetown Law. The Institute has held training sessions across the country since 2013 to help meet the critical need for a new generation of voting rights lawyers, experts, and community activists. The trainings were originally launched in the lead-up to the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which nullified a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Reform Groups Call on IRS to End Misuse of Nonprofits to Launder Secret Contributions into Federal ElectionsSep 9, 2015
In a letter sent today to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, reform groups called on the IRS to end the misuse use of nonprofit groups to launder secret contributions into federal elections.
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- Oct 8, 2015CLC Staff
Late yesterday, the Campaign Legal Center filed an amici Memorandum on behalf of Common Cause and New Virginia Majority in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, urging a three-judge court to select a remedial congressional redistricting plan that effectively remedies the unconstitutional racial gerrymandering that the court previously found present in a plan that had been passed by the Virginia Legislature.
CLC’s Supreme Court Brief from Census Bureau Directors Stresses Data Problems Inherent to Proposed Changes in “One-Person, One-Vote” CaseSep 25, 2015CLC Staff
Four former U.S. Census Bureau directors filed an amici brief in Evenwel v. Abbott emphasizing that a proposal to replace Census total population data for Texas redistricting purposes with one of two voter-based measures would be woefully imprecise in assuring compliance with the constitutionally mandated one-person, one-vote principle. The Campaign Legal Center is part of the legal team representing the former Census Bureau directors.