Supreme Court Challenge to Aggregate Contribution Limits Could Radically Reshape the Financing of Federal Elections
"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.
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.
"Big Sky, Big Money" - to watch Trevor Potter in the PBS Frontline investigative report, click here.
The rush of litigation challenging campaign finance and disclosure laws continues unabated more than two years after the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision. In addition to these challenges, the upcoming election has spurred a new wave of litigation over state voter purges and controversial voter photo identification laws. For your reference, the Campaign Legal Center has updated a summary document of recent cases of interest at the federal, state and municipal level. The summary provides a brief description of pending and recently decided cases, and the Legal Center’s involvement in those cases.
Today, Texas voters who would be adversely impacted by the law, civil rights organizations, elected representatives and a Texas county filed a brief opposing the motion of Texas officials to dismiss the consolidated lawsuits against the state's voter photo ID law. Several challenges (including one brought by the United States) have been brought against Texas’ voter photo ID law, which is the one of the most restrictive laws in the nation. The cases have been consolidated in the Southern District of Texas in Corpus Christi.
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