- Feb 15, 2018
On February 15, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld that charitable organizations' first amendment rights are not violated by being required to disclose donor information and reversed the Court's ruling that the claim was not ripe.
- Feb 5, 2018
On February 5, 2018, CLC filed a petition asking the Federal Election Commission to revise and amend regulations pertaining to the personal use of campaign funds as they apply to former candidates and officeholders.
Lair v. Motl: Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals: 10/23/2017 Court Opinion Reversing District Court's JudgmentFeb 2, 2018
On October 23, 2017, the Court issued an opinion that reversed the District Court's judgment and found that Montana's campaign contribution limits were within the realm of legislative judgments.
The way our elections are financed is directly related to the health of our democracy and the quality of our public policies. The Campaign Legal Center understands the importance of laws and regulations that foster transparency and fairness as well as promote the robust competition of ideas that are a hallmark of a functioning democracy. Recent election cycles have seen troubling developments, with less disclosure of where big money is coming from, larger roles for Super PACS and 501(c)(4) and a dysfunctional regulatory system. We work to protect the integrity of our democracy by litigating a wide range of campaign finance cases at the federal and state level, and by participating in rulemaking proceedings and filing complaints at federal and state enforcement agencies. We also offer our perspective through reports, speeches and op-eds, and provide links to primary source material from court cases and administrative agency proceedings.
Major Campaign Finance Cases - Links to case materials and summaries of major campaign finance decisions,