- Apr 10, 2018
This case seeks to compel U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to disclose operating agreements related to its Northwest Detention Facility in Tacoma, Washington, which may show that the subsidiary of a private prison company has a direct relationship with a federal contract—contradicting public denials from its leadership and raising further questions about the legality of its political contributions.
- Apr 2, 2018
CLC v. FEC (GEO) is a case about the FEC’s delay in enforcing federal campaign finance law against GEO Group, one of America’s largest private prison companies, which illegally made $225,000 in contributions to a super PAC supporting then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.
- Apr 18, 2018
The Fifth Circuit has denied the petition for en banc review in Zimmerman v. Austin, a case in which the city's campaign contribution limits are being challenged.
- Apr 16, 2018
A research study, produced by University of Wisconsin Professor Young Mie Kim, in conjunction with CLC and Issue One, is the first empirical reserach of political ads used on Facebook to influence the 2016 elections. The research supports the need for the Honest Ads Act.
- Apr 13, 2018
CLC submitted a written testimony to the D.C. Council's Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety asking for additional funding for the Office of Campaign Finance to hire additional staff to implement the Fair Elections Act.
- Apr 11, 2018
CLC filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on April 11, 2018 to compel U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release documents that disclose their operating agreements with a prison in Washington State. This information would reveal whether the private prison operator GEO Group is a government contractor, which would make their contributions to the pro-Trump super PAC in 2016 illegal.