- Apr 8, 2016
Former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell was convicted on public corruption charges for accepting $175,000 in gifts and loans—including a Rolex watch, a custom golf bag, and expensive vacations and shopping sprees—from multi-millionaire Jonnie Williams, and then using his official position to promote the interests of Williams and his company, Star Scientific.
- Feb 12, 2015
Petitioner, a judicial candidate for a Florida County Court, filed suit challenging the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct rule prohibiting candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds. The Florida Supreme Court found petitioner guilty of violating the solicitation prohibition and rejected her argument that the prohibition violated the First Amendment. The Supreme Court of the United States upheld that decision...
- Sep 26, 2014
In 2009, an unsuccessful candidate for Arizona judicial office filed suit to challenge canons of the Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct, alleging that the canons violate his First Amendment rights...
- Sep 21, 2017
CLC submitted a FOIA Request to HHS to obtain records about Secretary Tom Price’s use of a private jet, which cost taxpayers greater than $60,000 over three days.
- Sep 18, 2017
CLC signed onto a joint letter to the Office of Government Ethics in support of the long-standing practice of banning anonymous contributions from lobbyists to legal defense funds.
- Aug 24, 2017
CLC's Senior Director, Ethics, Walt Shaub, sent a letter today to the Office of the Special Counsel urging them to investigate HUD Secretary Ben Carson for a potential violation of the Hatch Act, for using his official government title during a campaign appearance for President Trump in Phoenix.
- Aug 4, 2017
CLC called for an investigation of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon for his apparently illegal arrangement with his private publicist Alexandra Preate, who is effectively functioning as an unpaid employee of the White House press team.