Complex Campaign Finance Laws are Product of Loophole Seeking Players, Inactive FEC and Hostile Supreme Court (The Washington Examiner)Nov 4, 2014
In a recent op-ed, Joe Trotter, Media Manager for the Center for Competitive Politics argues that a chart prepared by the Campaign Legal Center that broadly summarizes the disclosure requirements for political ads shows that the current campaign finance rules are too complex...
- Dec 12, 2014
If the Republicans, some Democrats and President Obama get their way, we will soon have a $1.1 trillion omnibus funding bill (referred to as "cromnibus") that will fund the government for nine months...
- Jun 22, 2015
At long last, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is expected to publicly declare today what has been obvious to everyone: He is a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. His announcement will bring to an end his awkward charade of simultaneously claiming he has not yet decided if he is a candidate while raising tens-of-millions of dollars to support his candidacy, employing a sizeable campaign staff, travelling to early primary states and fundraising events and giving campaign speeches and attending events here and abroad. According to press reports, as part of this operation, he or his associates set up and control his Right to Rise Super PAC, whose purpose is to support the Bush candidacy. Bush has headlined dozens of fundraisers for the Super PAC, and the pace of its fundraising was initially so brisk that the group reportedly asked donors to limit their contributions to $1,000,000. He has even already changed campaign managers for this supposedly nonexistent campaign.
- Nov 21, 2015
We wanted to bring to your attention the op-ed below which ran in The Washington Post over the weekend. It was written by Campaign Legal Center General Counsel Larry Noble who questions the claims by a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC that it can legally coordinate with the Clinton Campaign.
- Jan 5, 2016
Recently, it was reported that in an interview at Harvard Law School, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy commented that campaign finance disclosure is “not working the way it should.” Justice Kennedy’s statement provides an important insight into why the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decisions are undermining our democracy. These decisions have been based on how five Justices think the campaign finance laws should be working, which is far from the reality of how they are working.
- Jul 14, 2016
The role of corporate money has become so obscene that in the 2016 election, a corporationnot financially supporting political conventions is apparently a newsworthy case of “man bites dog. But given the longstanding federal ban on corporate support for nominating conventions, why are corporations in the business of paying for our political conventions at all? That’s the subject of the Campaign Legal Center’s report, Funding the Presidential Nominating Conventions: How a Trickle of Private Money Turned into a Flood. Over the years, the Federal Election Commission has shredded the laws that explicitly ban corporate spending on conventions. Now, corporate interests and wealthy individuals gain political access and influence over government officials by spending tens of millions of dollars to fund nominating conventions. The public is rightfully discouraged and disgusted by how they are being shut out of their democracy. Public funding of the conventions was the right idea that was undermined by the FEC and eventually Congress.
- Jan 11, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble spoke on a panel addressing President-elect Donald Trump's conflicts of interest following Trump's press conference.
- Jan 15, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble appeared on CNN to discuss how Trump handing over his business to Jared Kushner is not enough to resolve his conflicts of interest.
Why one expert says Tom Price’s stock deals ‘may very well have’ broken the law (The Washington Post)Jan 18, 2017
That means President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be health and human services secretary “may very well have” violated a 2012 law, the Stock Act, as well as other House ethics rules, said Larry Noble, general counsel for the nonpartisan ethics watchdog, the Campaign Legal Center, and former general counsel for the Federal Election Commission. Price is being grilled by Democratic senators Wednesday on this and his plans to play a major role in dismantling the Affordable Care Act.
- Jan 27, 2017
Campaign Legal Center General Counsel Larry Noble appeared on CNN to discuss the appearance of conflict regarding PResident Trump and the increased fees at Mar-A-Lago resort.
- Feb 10, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble appeared on a CNN panel with Don Lemon to discuss President Trump's unethical Nordstrom tweet.
- Feb 13, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble spoke on WUWM regarding President Trump's appearance and potential for conflicts of interest.
- Feb 24, 2017
Let's broaden this out. I've got Larry Noble with me. He's the General Counsel for the Campaign Legal Center and former General Counsel for the Federal Election Commission...
Larry, let me just ask you. Because the president has tweeted about this; and in tweeting about it sort of acknowledging that it happened, but comes down on the leaks.
He tweets: "The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on the US."
So, he's fixating, Larry -- I want you to just respond to the fact that what he's fixating on is the leak.
- Apr 20, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble spoke on NPR regarding Ivanka Trump's conflicts of interest regarding her brand.
Donald Trump Jr. committed a very serious violation of campaign finance law by meeting with the Russian lawyer. (CSPAN)Jul 16, 2017
CLC Senior Director and General Counsel, Larry Noble appeared on CSPAN's Washington Journal regarding Donald Trump Jr.'s illegal meeting with a Russian lawyer.
- Jul 19, 2017
Larry Noble's statement as delivered on July 19, 2017 on how our broken campaign finance system allows foreign governments to buy influence in our elections.
- Jul 19, 2017
"It's legal for the campaign to pay any legal expenses arising out of the campaign," said Larry Noble, general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group. "What's interesting here is that the payment was made prior to any public disclosure of the emails from Donald Trump Jr." — the emails that earlier this month revealed the previously secret meeting.
- Sep 14, 2017
CLC Senior Director and General Counsel, Larry Noble appeared on CNN's Newsroom regarding Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin's use of public funds.
- Sep 19, 2017
Larry Noble, General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, wrote an Op-Ed for The Hill on the ethical issues of the current administration including, Secretary Mnuchin.
- Oct 12, 2017
On October 12, 2017, CLC convened a conference examining foreign interference in U.S. Elections. The final panel of the day was moderated by CLC General Counsel, Larry Noble. The panel included CLC Counsel, David Kolker and had a eye toward the future and focused on fixes for the 2018 elections and beyond.
Kevin de León won’t be able to transfer money from his state campaign accounts to his federal campaign for U.S. Senate (Capital Public Radio)Oct 30, 2017
CLC General Counsel, Larry Noble appeared on Capital Public Radio, Sacramento's NPR Affiliate, Kevin de Leon's transition from a state to a federal candidate.
- Mar 25, 2018
Larry Noble, CLC General Counsel and Senior Director, was interviewed by NPR in regards to the alleged Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump affair.
- Apr 18, 2018
Larry Noble, Senior Director and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, joins The Great Battlefield in regards to how campaign finance laws in America changed during his 13 years as the General Counsel to the FEC. He discusses how CLC is now taking legal action in that area, and many others, to protect the public interest.
Business Insider: Trump's controversial ZTE Order came days after the Chinese government provided millions to a Trump Organization-tied projectMay 16, 2018
Within three days of the Chinese government agreeing to provide $500 million in loans to an Indonesian theme park that the Trump Organization has a deal to license President Donald Trump's name to, the president stunningly ordered sanctions be rescinded against a major Chinese telecom company.
"This is one of the most blatant examples of the problems that can arise when you have a president who refuses to divest his business interests and doesn't seem concerned about conflicts of interest," Larry Noble, the senior director and general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, told Business Insider.