2012 Election Center

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


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.

Trevor Moyers Photo


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

TP Frontline Screen Shot 10-30-12

Judge’s Error-Riddled Ruling Also Ordered Prosecutors to Destroy Evidence
The Campaign Legal Center, joined by Democracy 21, filed an amici briefurging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to reverse a district court order that halted an investigation into allegations of illegal coordination between the campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and ostensibly “independent outside groups.” The preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa in O’Keefe v. Chisholm additionally ordered prosecutors to destroy evidence gathered in the case tying the Governor and his campaign to outside groups, including Wisconsin Club for Growth. The brief filed by the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 focuses entirely on the flawed First Amendment argument utilized by the Judge to enjoin the investigation.; 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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