- Nov 10, 2008
Plaintiffs brought the case in September 2006 to obtain a declaratory judgment confirming that the City of Ocean City, NJ has the home rule authority to adopt an ordinance that would provide for public financing in municipal elections. The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey affirmed the trial court’s decision that Ocean City was preempted by state law with respect to public financing...
- Apr 2, 2012
Plaintiffs file this action seeking declaratory and injuctive relief to prevent the implementation and enforcement of the Legislature's Congressional Plan in any future election.
Free Speech v. FEC: Supreme Cout Memorandum of CLC as Amici in Opposition to Free Speech's Motion for Preliminary InjuctionAug 10, 2012
Aciis brief written by the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 in opposition to Plaintiff's motion for preliminary injuction.
- Nov 2, 2012
Memorandum Opinion granting summary judgment in favor of the FEC. On revisiting the previous decision, the Court reaches the same conclusion: Congress may constitutionally bar federal contractors from contributing to candidates, parties, and their committees.
Wagner v. FEC: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Amici Brief of CLC et al. in Support of the FEC and Urging AffirmanceFeb 27, 2013
In this brief, amici curiae focus on the Wagner contractors’ arguments about the evidence of corruption and the statute’s tailoring.
Dickranian v. City of Los Angeles: Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Amicus Brief of CLC Supporting the City of Los Angeles and Urging AffirmanceJun 24, 2013
Amicus brief written by the Campaign Legal Center supporting Appellees and urging affirmance. The CLC argues that disclosure laws guarantee a more transparent and responsive government, as well as “robust” and “wide-open” debate on public issues, by securing “the widest possible dissemination of information from diverse and antagonistic sources.” N.Y. Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 266 (1964) (citation omitted). Also, that transparency is an essential aspect of any democracy.
- Jun 25, 2013
Plaintiff-Appellant, Free Speech, appeals the district court’s dismissal of the complaint it filed in July 2012, alleging certain regulations and practices of Defendant-Appellee, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”), violate its rights under the First Amendment. After careful review of the appellate filings, the district court’s order, and the entire record, the three-judge panel affirmed the dismissal for substantially the reasons stated by the district court.
Colorado Republican Party v. Williams: Colorado Court of Appeals Amicus Brief of CLC in Support of Williams and Colorado Ethics WatchMar 6, 2015
Plaintiff-Appellee Colorado Republican Party (“CRP”) argues that contributions it raises for its independent expenditure committee (“IEC”) pursuant to C.R.S. § 1-45-107.5 are not subject to the contribution limits and source prohibitions found in Colo. Const. art. XXVIII, § 3. This is an attempt to read C.R.S. § 1-45-107.5 to nullify a portion of Colorado’s Constitution and open the door to the party’s use of unlimited, unregulated funds, known as “soft money,” for party independent expenditures.