- Aug 14, 2017
While it is not unprecedented for DOJ to reconsider litigation and policy positions when administrations change, the reversals we are witnessing lately are stark – and send a chilling message to communities that have had to fight hard for equal access to our democracy.
- Aug 1, 2017
Walt Shaub delivered a speech at the National Press Club which was carried live on C-SPAN about government ethics, imploring reporters to focus on ethical norms and the erosion of ethics practices that have been commonplace over decades, regardless of the party of the administration in power.
- Jul 7, 2017
*This article originally ran on Take Care Blog.
The backlash against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach should have been expected. The so-called “election integrity commission” (dubbed by President Trump as the “very distinguished VOTER FRAUD PANEL”) has been a partisan driven effort to undermine our democracy from the start and is showing its true colors.
Last week, Kobach, chair of the commission, sent a request to all 50 states to hand over their voter files within two weeks. While the letter limited the request to “publicly available” data, it asked for sensitive information including the last four digits of social security numbers.
No, Department of Justice: a Law Designed to Discriminate Against Minority Voters Should Not Remain on the BooksJul 7, 2017
This spring, the district court held, for a second time, that Texas’s strict photo ID law (SB 14) was written with the purpose of burdening minority voters. The next step is clear: SB 14 must be struck in its entirety.
- Jun 19, 2017
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court took another step toward safeguarding the fundamental right of all Americans to have their vote count by announcing it would hear oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin’s State Assembly districts as an extreme partisan gerrymander.
- Jun 12, 2017
In order to properly regulate the state’s public utilities—and to retain the public trust—the Arizona Corporation Commission needs to ensure that its elections are transparent.
- Jun 8, 2017
The Great America PAC - a group attacking former FBI Director James Comey - example shows how dark money nonprofits—like Great America Alliance—can be used to hide foreign money in U.S. elections.
- May 30, 2017
Today, the Campaign Legal Center welcomes five new members to our team for the summer: our 2017 class of summer law interns. The summer interns are current law students who will work with CLC's full time staff to help advance our work, including pushing for the enforcement of campaign finance laws, and against felon disenfranchisement and partisan gerrymandering.
- May 24, 2017
Seventy percent of Missouri voters in last November’s general election approved the Missouri Campaign Contribution Reform Initiative, a state constitutional amendment now being challenged in district court.