- Sep 20, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court has an opportunity this term in CLC’s Wisconsin partisan gerrymandering case (Gill v. Whitford) to rein in the pernicious practice of elected officials cherry picking their voters and silencing the voices of voters in the other party. Our democracy desperately needs the Court to rise to the challenge.
- Sep 12, 2017
The Pence-Kobach Commission met today to discuss public confidence in elections. But rather than addressing public confidence, the members seem set on using their time, energy, and government resources to undermine it.
- Sep 11, 2017
In a time of rare bi-partisan consensus, the data shows Americans, from both major political parties, overwhelmingly support measures to limit partisan gerrymandering regardless of political affiliation.
- Sep 7, 2017
A Kremlin-linked firm spent at least six figures on political Facebook ads in the 2016 elections. But any Americans who may have lent a hand to a private company being called a “troll farm” with ties to Putin may be in the greatest legal jeopardy.
- Sep 6, 2017
Yesterday, more than 30 different parties filed “friend-of-the-court” briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to set a limit on extreme partisan gerrymandering in the landmark partisan gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford. CLC is arguing the case, along with co-counsel, at the Supreme Court on October 3.
- Sep 5, 2017
Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law SB 1933, a bipartisan bill establishing an automatic voter registration (AVR) system in Illinois. Under the new law, eligible citizens will automatically be registered to vote, or have their registration updated, when they apply for a driver’s license or interact with state agencies for other services, unless they affirmatively opt out.
- Aug 24, 2017
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has conducted an analysis on the likely partisan implications of each plan and summarized that analysis in a memo released today. The goal is to provide a service that is helpful to the committees and the public in understanding the likely effects of the proposed plans.
- Aug 23, 2017
Since public service is a public trust, the effectiveness of government employees depends on the perception that public policy is being formulated in the public interest. When senators demanded an investigation into Icahn’s company biofuels trades in May, concerns were raised about Icahn’s ability to serve as an unbiased arbiter of public policy.
- Aug 18, 2017
If Members of Congress want to demonstrate their commitment to equality in the face of hate, they must restore the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. We will only conquer the scourge of hatred and racism when all of our citizens have equal opportunities in this country and that begins at the ballot box.