CLC Updates

CLC Update July 18, 2014
 
Florida’s 2010 Congressional Redistricting Ruled Unconstitutional by Florida Circuit Court / Second Circuit Turns Back Challenge to Vermont’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws and Contribution Limits / Democratic Governors Association Drops Challenge to Connecticut’s Post-Citizens United Campaign Finance Reforms / Campaign Legal Center Files Brief Urging Ninth Circuit to Overturn Ruling that Ignored Precedent and Struck Down Montana Campaign Contribution Limits / Ninth Circuit Urged to Rehear Case Striking Down Judicial Campaign Laws by Legal Center & Other Groups Concerned About Judicial Integrity / Watchdogs File FCC Complaints Against TV Stations that Failed to Properly ID Political Ad Sponsors / Present Instances of Voter Discrimination Highlighted in Campaign Legal Center Statement for Voting Rights Amendment Act Senate Hearing Record / Legal Center Condemns House Ethics Committee Elimination of Required Disclosure of Privately Financed Travel by Members on Financial Forms / Watchdogs Call on Senate Ethics Committee to Open Ethics Process and Create Outside Investigative Office / Reform Groups Urge Senate to Enact DISCLOSE Act to Close Gaping Disclosure Loopholes Used to Hide Donors / Legal Center Attorneys Lead Workshops on Redistricting, the Voting Rights Act, and Campaign Finance Law at Summer Institute on Law and Government / Panel Discussion on New Soft Money Report Features Of Counsel Larry Noble / Of Counsel Larry Noble Participates in Federalist Society Debate on Campaign Finance Reform

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CLC Update June 9, 2014

Ninth Circuit Upholds California Disclosure Laws in Prop 8 Case / Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge to FEC’s PAC Disclosure Requirements / Legal Center Opposes True the Vote’s Attempted Late Entry into Texas Voter I.D. Challenge / Three-Judge Panel Disregards Precedent to Gut Wisconsin Political Disclosure Laws / Legal Center, Connecticut Watchdogs, File in Defense of State’s Post-Citizens United Campaign Finance Reforms / State of Delaware Appeals Decision Enjoining Application of State Disclosure Law / Voting Rights Institute in Washington Trains New Generation of Voting Rights Lawyers / Campaign Legal Center and Sunlight Foundation File FCC Complaints Against Broadcasters Nationwide for Failure to Disclose Required Information on Political Ads / Trevor Potter Testifies Before Senate Rules Committee on Post-McCutcheon Campaign Finance / Watchdog Groups Again Call on IRS to Deny Crossroads GPS Tax-Exempt Status as 501(c)(4) Group / Citizens Congress 2014 Features Trevor Potter, Confronts Undue Influence of Money in Elections / Trevor Potter Delivers Keynote Speech at Coalition for Open Democracy Event / Senior Counsel Participates in National Institute on Money in State Politics Conference / Legal Center and National Press Club Regional Reporters Committee Hold Ethics Boot Camp for Reporters / Rep. Walter Jones Talks Money in Politics with Trevor Potter on Washington Watch / Trevor Potter Talks Campaign Finance on Senator Angus King’s Radio Program

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CLC Update April 29, 2014

Legal Center Strongly Condemns Judicial Activism of Supreme Court in McCutcheon v. FEC / Atlanta, Georgia Hosts Latest Voting Rights Institute to Train New Generation of Voting Rights Lawyers / Watchdogs File FEC Complaints Against National Republican Congressional Committee and Democratic Senate Majority PAC / Watchdog Groups Warn Kentucky Opportunity Coalition Its Ads Are Illegal In-Kind Contributions to McConnell Campaign / Watchdog Groups Challenge House Ways and Means Committee Letter Claiming IRS Pursuit of Crossroads GPS was Improper / PIPAC Coalition Praises Important FCC Step for Transparency in Political Advertising / Meredith McGehee Joins Legacy International Delegation to North Africa / Trevor Potter Addresses Wilson School at Princeton / Paul S. Ryan Speaks at Valparaiso Law Review Symposium on Money in Politics / Legal Center Senior Counsel Speaks at GW Political Law Studies Initiative Event on IRS Regulation of 501(c)(4) Political Activities Policy Director Joins CRP Sunshine Week Panel

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CLC Update: March 20, 2014

Campaign Legal Center Receives MacArthur Foundation Award / Legal Center Defends Mississippi Disclosure Laws in 5th Circuit Filing / Delaware Attorney General Files Brief in Defense of State’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws / Campaign Legal Center co-hosts latest Voting Rights Institute in Columbus, Ohio Campaign / Legal Center Joins with Watchdogs & Rep. Van Hollen in Two Sets of IRS Rulemaking Comments While Stephen Colbert Files His Own and Requests to Testify Campaign Legal Center files FEC Complaint Calling for Investigation of Vitter Super PAC Solicitations / Former FEC General Counsel Larry Noble Joins the Campaign Legal Center Along with New Legal Fellow & New Operations Manager / Minnesota Campaign Board Agrees with Legal Center Comments / Legal Center Warns Jasper, Texas that Proposed Annexations Could Lead to Violations of Voting Rights Act / Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 Urge FEC to Uphold Mobile Phone Ad Disclaimer Requirements & Conduct Long Overdue Rulemaking / FEC Agrees with Campaign Legal Center that Former Rep. Towns Violated Ban on Personal Use of Campaign Funds / FEC Complaint Calls for Investigation of Possible Illegal Contributions & Coordination by Montana Congressional Candidate & Super PAC He Founded / Campaign Legal Center joins with reform groups in letter to the President Urging Veto / Trevor Potter Speaks at the University of Minnesota / Trevor Potter & Larry Noble Speak at William and Mary School of Law / Paul S. Ryan Speaks at Yale Law School / Megan McAllen Addresses American University’s Washington Program

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CLC Update: February 11, 2014

Legal Center, Watchdogs Groups File Suit Against FEC, Call on Federal Court to Overturn Dismissal of Complaint Against Crossroads GPS / Van Hollen, Watchdogs Withdraw IRS Lawsuit After  Agency Launches New Rulemaking on 501(c)(4) Political Activity / Voting Rights Institute to Train New Generation of Voting Rights Lawyers Expanding Nationally / Bipartisan Voting Rights Bill Praised as an Important First Step in Undoing Damage Done by Supreme Court in Shelby County / Civil Rights Division Nominee Praised Prior to Confirmation Hearing/ Legal Center Urges New Mexico to Erect Bulwarks to Contribution Limits & Disclosure Laws in Wake of Court Ruling / Legal Center Files in Support of Connecticut Agency’s Proposed Ruling on State’s Campaign Finance Laws / Minnesota Urged to Make Clear That Expenditures Made With Funds Raised By Candidates Are “Coordinated” Expenditures, Not “Independent” Expenditures / Legal Center Names Second Rapoport Legal Fellow, Adds Staff Attorney / Legal Center Joins Corporate Reform Coalition in Criticizing SEC Decision to Drop Political Spending Disclosure Rules from 2014 Agenda Priorities / Reform Groups Urge Senators to Vote No on Partial Presidential Public Financing Repeal / Reform Groups Tout Sunlight Foundation Study on Inadequate Broadcaster Disclosure Compliance to FCC / Reform Groups Urge Ways & Means Committee to Vote No on Proposed Legislation to Halt New IRS Rules / Reform Groups Push for Congress to Require Disclosure of Presidential Library Fundraising / Senior Counsel Addresses Annual COGEL Conference / Policy Director Speaks to Dartmouth Seminar Students  / Legal Center Policy Director Speaks at American University

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CLC Update: December 3, 2013

D.C. District Court Hears Oral Argument in Reformers’ Challenge to FEC Disclosure Rules / Campaign Legal Center Files Brief in Texas Voter Photo ID Case on Behalf of Minority Voters / FEC follows Watchdogs Recommendation in Rejecting Tea Party Group’s Request for Disclosure Exemption / IRS Issues New Guidance on 501(c)(4) Political After Years of Abuse, Pressure from Watchdogs / Trevor Potter & CLC Board Member Guy Charles Elected to American Law Institute Membership / Meredith McGehee & Trevor Potter Named to The Hill’s “Top Lobbyists” and Influencers List 2013 / Trevor Potter Named Top Influencer by Campaigns & Elections / Watchdogs Assure Congress Disclosure Legislation is Constitutional / Legal Center Hosts Libyan International Exchange Fellow / Trevor Potter Speaks at the University of California, Irvine Law School / Tara Malloy Participates in Campaign Finance Panel at Duke Law School / Legal Center President Joins Panel at University of San Diego 

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CLC Update: October 24, 2013

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in McCutcheon vs. FEC / Trevor Potter Discusses McCutcheon Case at National Press Club “Newsmaker” / McCutcheon vs. FEC Related Activities / Legal Center Filing Urges Michigan to Properly Enforce State Law Disclosure Requirements in Judicial Elections / Watchdogs Urge FEC to Reject Tea Party Group Request for Donor Disclosure Exemption Similar to NAACP Exemption Regarding Membership List in Jim Crow South / CBS 60 Minutes Segment Features Trevor Potter / Stephen Colbert and Trevor Potter Deliver Dean’s Lecture at Yale Law School / Trevor Potter Named to the Adlai Stevenson Center Board / Disclosure Debate at Vermont Law School Features Senior Counsel / Senior Counsel Participates in McCutcheon Panel at George Washington Law / Trevor Potter Speaks at Fowler School of Law / Executive Director Addresses American University Washington Program / Czech Author Interviews Policy Director for Book on Lobbying / Policy Director Meets with Mexican Researcher About Advocacy

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CLC Update: September 17, 2013

Rep. Van Hollen and Watchdog Groups File Lawsuit Challenging Flawed IRS Regulations / Watchdogs File in Defense of Contractor Contribution Ban / Contribution Limits Defended in Legal Center Brief in Illinois Liberty PAC v. Madigan / Texas Minority Voters File Amended Challenge to State’s Voter ID Law as Justice Department Enters Fray / Watchdogs File FEC Complaint Against Santorum Campaign for Illegally Directing Super PAC Contributions / New Litigation Summary from CLC Describes Continuing Flood of Challenges to Campaign Finance Laws & Growing List of Voting Rights Cases / Public Interest Groups Urge FCC to Continue Improving Political Ad Transparency / CLC Litigation Director to Co-Lead Course Giving Georgetown Law Students Hands-On Work on Pending Election Law Cases

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CLC Update: August 6, 2013

SCOTUS Brief Defends Aggregate Contribution Limits to Prevent Return of Million Dollar “Soft Money” Donors/ Trevor Potter Delivers Chautauqua Institution Lecture/ Trevor Potter Featured at National Press Club Event on Corporate Disclosure/ Watchdogs Urge FEC to Reject Democratic & Republican Parties’ Request to Use “Recount Funds” as Slush Funds/ Reformers’ Filing Reminds FEC that it Has No Authority to Declare Federal Laws Unconstitutional/ Watchdogs Urge FEC to Reject Democratic Governors’ Association Proposal to Violate Soft Money Ban/ Reform Groups Call On FEC Chair to Buck Partisan Political Pressure to Undermine Enforcement/ Watchdog Groups Challenge Illegitimate Attempt by Republican FEC Commissioners to Sabotage Campaign Finance Enforcement by Federal Agencies/ Reform Groups Urge FEC Commissioners to Take No Action on Proposed Enforcement Manual Changes/ Reform Groups Urge House to Reject Latest Attempt to Repeal Presidential Public Financing System/ OPEN Act Seeks Disclosure of Corporate and Union Political Spending and Limits On 501(c)(4) Political Activity

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CLC Update: July 8, 2013 

Tenth Circuit Upholds Disclosure Laws in Free Speech v. FEC/ Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act/ Congressman Van Hollen Announces IRS Suit/ Voting Rights Institute Launches To Train New Generation of Voting Rights Lawyers/ Voting Rights Act Bailout Proceeded as Supreme Court Weighed Act’s Constitutionality/ Legal Center Files in Support of Los Angeles Independent Expenditure Disclosure Laws in Ninth Circuit/ President Obama Nominates New FEC Commissioners/ Reform Groups Urge Senators to Support Bill Requiring Electronic Filing of Their Campaign Finance Disclosure Reports/ Trevor Potter Featured at Brennan Center Symposium/ CLC Senior Counsel Presents Webinar to AARP Nat. Policy Council Committee/ Senior Counsel Speaks at ICPR Luncheon in Chicago

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CLC Update: June 7, 2013
 
Campaign Legal Center Calls for Hearings on IRS Conduct in 501(c)(4) Controversy/ Reform Groups Call on Congress to Deal with Two IRS Scandals:  Wrongful Targeting of Groups & Failure to Prevent Abuse of 501(c)(4) Status/ Watchdog Groups Send Treasury IG Previous Requests Urging IRS Action Against Groups Improperly Claiming 501(c)(4) Tax Status/ Reform Groups Urge House Committee to Investigate Failure of IRS to Enforce the Tax Laws/ Watchdog Groups Warn House Committee Not to Prevent or Undermine Proper Enforcement of Tax Laws Against 501(c)(4) Abusers/ Stephen Colbert & Trevor Potter Consider What’s to be Done In the Wake of the IRS Scandal/ Legal Center & CREW Call On FEC to Investigate Excessive Campaign Contributions/ Voting Rights Institute to Train New Generation of Voting Rights Lawyers/ Bailouts of Covered Jurisdictions Continue As Supreme Court Considers Voting Rights Act Challenge/ Court of Appeals Remands Contractor Contribution Case/ New York AG Leads the Way on 501(c)(4) Political Disclosure/ Legal Center Registers Support for Senate Electronic Filing Legislation/ Reform Groups Call on House Administration Committee to Reject Efforts to Repeal Presidential Public Financing, Election Assistance Commission/ Senior Counsel Participates in Nat. Institute on Money in State Politics Conference/ Special Counsel Addresses AARP National Policy Council’s Consumer & Livable Communities Committee/ Legal Center’s Paul S. Ryan Speaks at Yale ISPS Conference
 

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CLC Update: May 2, 2013

More Bailouts of Covered Jurisdictions Moving Forward as Supreme Court Weighs Voting Rights Act / Reform Groups Call Out President Obama on Broken Promises and Lack of Leadership to Reform the Corrupt Campaign Finance System / Watchdogs Urge FEC to Halt Proposal to Worsen Its Already Ineffective Enforcement of Campaign Finance Laws / Reform Groups Urge Congress to Close Gaping Disclosure Loopholes / Legal Center President Participates in Event Marking 500,000 Comments to SEC Urging Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending / Legal Center Hosts Libyan International Exchange Fellow / Senior Counsel Participates in Symposium Focusing on Citizens United Fallout / Legal Center President Participates in “Restore the Republic” Conference / Senior Counsel Participates in Webchat on OpenSecrets Report on Political Activity by Tax-Exempt Groups / Policy Director Addresses Students at American University

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CLC Update: April 12, 2013

New Litigation Summary from CLC Chronicles Rush of Challenges to Campaign Finance Laws / Stephen Colbert Assists in Dedication of Ham Rove memorial Conference Room at Campaign Legal Center / Voting Rights Act Bailouts Continue While Supreme Court Weights Act’s Constitutionality / Watchdogs Question Whether President Obama is Complying with Ethics in Government Act / CLC Senior Counsel Participates in State Department Delegation to Egypt / Legal Center President Participates in “Lessons of Watergate” Conference / Legal Center Executive Director Joins George Washington Law Panel Discussion Previewing Legally Significant Issues in Shelby County v. Holder

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Legal Center Weekly Report: March 8, 2013

Supreme Court Oral Argument in Voting Rights Act Challenge / Challenge to Aggregate Contribution Limits to be Heard by Supreme Court / Supreme Court Leaves Ban on Direct Corporate Contributions Alone, Denies Cert in Danielczyk Case / Contractor Contribution Ban Defended by Watchdogs in Appeals Court Filing / New Hampshire Becomes First State to Bailout from Voting Rights Act Preclearance Requirements / U.S. Chamber’s & API’s Gross Mischaracterizations of the Law Rebutted in SEC Comments Filed by Legal Center / Watchdogs Urge More Disclosure of Expenditures by Political Committees in Comments on FEC Rule / Legal Center Senior Counsel Submits Testimony in Support of New York Attorney General’s Disclosure Regulations / Legal Center President Participates in American Law Institute Election Project / Executive Director Joins George Mason Law Panel Discussion Previewing Supreme Court Rights Act Challenge / Legal Center Participates in Twitter Town Hall on Voting Rights Act Challenge / Telephone Press Briefing on Shelby County & Bailouts / Executive Director Addresses American University Washington Program 

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Legal Center Weekly Report: February 15, 2013

Voting Rights Act Defended in Supreme Court Brief by Bailed Out Jurisdictions in Shelby County v. Holder / Watchdogs File in Defense of Disclosure Laws in 10th Circuit in Free Speech v. FEC / Reformers Urge House Administration Chair to Hold Hearings to Address 2012 Election Abuses & Fixes / Office of Congressional Ethics Urged to Steer Clear of Rules Change Procedural Minefield / Reform Groups Commend House Leaders for Reauthorizing Office of Congressional Ethics / Senior Counsel Speaks at Penn Law Symposium / Executive Director Appears at University of Baltimore Law School / Legal Center Special Counsel Joins Brennan Center Panel on Modernizing Voting System

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Legal Center Weekly Report: January 18, 2013
 
Supreme Court Again Comes Down On Side of Donor Disclosure, Denies Cert in Real Truth About Abortion / FEC & DOJ Complaints Filed Over “Straw Companies” that Funneled $12 million to FreedomWorks Super PAC / IRS Urged to Investigate American Tradition Partnership and Its Suspect Application for 501(c)(4) Status / Crossroads GPS Application to IRS Bears No Resemblance to Shadow Party Committee that Spent $70 Million Anonymously on Ads / Stephen Colbert’s Ham Rove Memorial Fund Makes Generous Contribution to Campaign Legal Center / Legal Center Counsel Testifies in Support of Disclosure Measure / Conservative Groups Join Reform Coalition Calling for President to Fix the FEC and for Congress to Preserve the Office of Congressional Ethics / Legal Center’s Paul S. Ryan Addresses Senate Presidents’ Forum / SEC Moves to Require That Corporations Disclose All Political Spending / Legal Center Urges Reps. Shuler & Emerson to Resign or Recuse Themselves Due to Conflicts of Interest/ Legal Center Names Megan McAllen First Rapoport Legal Fellow / Senior Counsel Joins Panel at Indiana Common Cause Meeting

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Legal Center Weekly Report: December 11, 2012

Watchdogs File in Defense of Vermont’s Disclosure Laws in 2nd Circuit / Watchdogs Question IRS Priority List Which Continues to Ignore Abuse of Tax Laws by 501(c)(4)s for Partisan Politics / Legal Center Urges Members to Support the Empowering Citizens Act to Overhaul Broken Campaign Finance System / Trevor Potter Delivers Keynote Address at Annenberg Public Policy Center Conference / Moyers & Company Airs Interview with Trevor Potter / Policy Director Meredith McGehee Featured Speaker at American League of Lobbyists Annual Meeting / Executive Director Gerry Hebert Speaks at NCSL Conference / Paul Ryan and Trevor Potter Address Annual COGEL Conference / Trevor Potter Speaks at World Forum on Governance / National Press Club Panel Features Trevor Potter / Trevor Potter Joins Panel Discussion at UCLA Law School / Reddit Features Trevor Potter Ask Me Anything Session / New York Fair Elections Panel Features Trevor Potter / Trevor Potter Speaks to Notre Dame Law Student

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Legal Center Weekly Report: November 16, 2012

District Court Upholds Ban on Contributions from Governmental Contractors / Legal Center Files Brief Defending Wisconsin Disclosure Laws in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals / Legal Center President Helps Craft & Launch the American Anti-Corruption Act / Trevor Potter Appears Again on The Colbert Report / Policy Director Meredith McGehee Again Named Top Lobbyist / Trevor Potter Speaks at The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum / Trevor Potter Featured Prominently in PBS Frontline Segment / Senior Counsel Paul S. Ryan Addresses University of Denver Strategic Issues Panel on Campaign Finance / Legal Center President Appears at GW Law Review Symposium / Tara Malloy Addresses Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court / Trevor Potter Speaks at IFES 2012 U.S. Election Program

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Legal Center Weekly Report: October 26, 2012

Three-Judge Court Halts South Carolina Voter ID Law for 2012 / Lawsuit Forces Partial Settlement for Harris County, Texas Voters: 9,000 Affected Voters Will Be Advised That Their Right to Vote Will Not Be Challenged / Illinois’ Contribution Limits Upheld by 7th Circuit Court of Appeals / FEC Issues Advisory Opinion Rejecting Tea Party Leadership Fund Request for Non-Enforcement of Six Month Requirement for Multicandidate PAC Status / Policy Director Joins Panel at American University / Legal Center President Featured in Washington College Lecture Series / Election Observers Meet with Legal Center Staff / Senior Counsel Speaks at Toledo Law Review Symposium / Campaign Legal Center Meets with Legislative Fellows from the Middle East / Executive Director Addresses Audiences at Yale Law School / Updated Summary of Litigation Distributed by Legal Center / Legal Center Releases Guide to the Current Rules for Federal Elections

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Legal Center Weekly Report: October 9, 2012

Federal Court in Wyoming Sides with Campaign Legal Center & Democracy 21, Rejects Latest Disclosure Challenge / Federal Court Rejects Challenge To Illinois Contribution Limits / U.S. District Court Upholds Federal Aggregate Contribution Limits / Court Rejects Another Disclosure Challenge, Siding with Campaign Legal Center Again / Closing Arguments Heard in South Carolina v. United States / Watchdogs Criticize FEC for Disregarding Public Comment Period, File Comments on Tea Party Leadership Fund Advisory Opinion Request / Trevor Potter Featured Guest on Bill Moyers “Elections for Sale” / Watchdogs Lay Out Clear Violations by Rove’s Group and Warn IRS of Continuing Harm from Lack of Enforcement / Reform Groups Call for New Appointees to the Office of Congressional Ethics / Trevor Potter at University of Denver Law School for Speech and Panel / New America Foundation Forum Features Trevor Potter / Senior Counsel Addresses American University Washington Program

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Legal Center Weekly Report: September 21, 2012

8th Circuit Rules on Minnesota’s Corporate Contribution Ban and Disclosure Laws / McCutcheon v. FEC Oral Argument Heard by Three-Judge Panel / Appeals Court Panel Overturns Van Hollen v. FEC / Legal Center Defends Hawaii’s Disclosure Regs & Contractor Contribution Ban in 9th Circuit Brief / Court Accepts Legal Center Brief Defending Contribution Limits Despite Opposition from Illinois Liberty PAC / Trevor Potter Part of Intelligence Squared Super PAC Debate / Legal Center, Reformers Urge House to Oppose Measure to End Convention Funding & Support Full Presidential Public Financing Fix / Legal Center President Speaks to Fourth Annual Public Funds Forum / Senior Counsel Teaches at George Washington Law School

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Legal Center Weekly Report: August 31, 2012

Court Finds Texas Voter ID Law Violates Voting Rights Act / South Carolina Voter ID Law Goes to Trial / Latest Court Disclosure Challenge Opposed by Campaign Legal Center / Watchdogs Defend Federal Disclosure Laws in Latest Challenge Filed in Wyoming / Watchdogs Defend Contractor Contribution Ban in Court Filing / Campaign Legal Center Challenges Florida’s Plan to Purge Voters / Fourth Circuit Denies Rehearing in Challenge to Century-Old Law Banning Corporate Contributions to Candidates & Parties / Legal Center and Democracy 21 Send Further Evidence to IRS that Groups Seeking to Influence Elections are Wrongly Claiming 501(c)(4) Status

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Legal Center Weekly Report: August 9, 2012

Legal Center Joins Voting Rights Litigation in South Carolina & Florida / Legal Center Files Again in Defense of Texas Campaign Finance Laws / Legal Center Urges IRS to Enforce Tax Laws Despite Pressure from GOP Senators / American Future Fund’s Attempt to Evade Candidate “Soft Money” Ban Challenged by Legal Center / Another Attempt to Evade Campaign Finance Law Challenged by Legal Center / Legal Center Executive Director Speaks at NCSL Legislative Summit in Chicago / Congressional Forum on Voting Rights Requests Statement of Legal Center Executive Director

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Legal Center Weekly Report: July 26, 2012

Fourth Circuit Overturns Decision That Struck Down Century-Old Law Banning Corporate Contributions to Candidates & Parties / Legal Center Executive Director Represents Disenfranchised Voters in Texas Voter ID Trial / Rep. Van Hollen Files Brief in Appeal to Successful Challenge to Political Ad Donor Disclosure Regs / RNC Court Challenge to Aggregate Contribution Limits Opposed by Reformers / DISCLOSE Act of 2012 Fails to Overcome Filibuster in the Senate / IRS to Consider Changes to 501(c)(4) Eligibility Rules / Government Watchdog Groups Press Mitt Romney to Reveal Bundler Information

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Legal Center Weekly Report: June 26, 2012

Donor Disclosure Provisions Again Upheld by Fourth Circuit in Real Truth About Obama / Legal Center Senior Counsel Condemns Supreme Court’s Summary Reversal of American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock / House Appropriators Back Down from Attempt to Block New FCC Regulations to Put Public Files Online / FEC Deadlocks On Attempted Evasion of Disclosure Laws / Reformers Criticize White House Response to Petition Calling for New FEC Commissioners / FEC Clears Political Contributions Via Text Message / Reform Groups Urge Senators to Support Bill Reforming Presidential Public Financing System / Legal Center President Addresses Netroots Nation Annual Gathering / Executive Director and Senior Counsel Lead Workshops at American University Law School Summer Law Institute / Legal Center President Addresses League of Women Voters’ 50th Annual Convention / Senior Counsel Speaks at “Shadow Money” Conference at National Press Club

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