2012 Election Center

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

McCutcheon v. FEC, Citizens United II? Background Memo

Supreme Court Challenge to Aggregate Contribution Limits Could Radically Reshape the Financing of Federal Elections
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"Since Buckley, the Court has had multiple opportunities to revisit the constitutionality of federal limits on contributions, and for almost 40 years has refused to do so." - Trevor Potter
To read Trevor Potter's opening remarks at a National Press Club on the potential repercussions of McCutcheon v. FEC, click here

What you need to know about everything that matters this cycle

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.


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



Comedian 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.


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


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“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.

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Statement of Campaign Legal Center Executive Director J. Gerald Hebert and Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer

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