How Trump’s Plan to Repeal the Johnson Amendment Could Unleash ‘Super Dark Money’ Into Our ElectionsFeb 3, 2017
Rolling back limitations on political activities by charities and churches could offer billionaire donors a way to not only influence elections anonymously, but also to get a charitable tax deduction for doing so.
- Jan 25, 2017
President Donald Trump announced he will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud, which he believes should address 3-5 million people voting illegally. However, Republicans and Democrats have dispelled the myth of widespread voter fraud many times before.
Emergency in South Dakota: State Legislature About to Overrule Voters’ Demands for Clean and Ethical RepresentationJan 23, 2017
In South Dakota, legislators are attempting to gut the state’s entire ethics law, contrary to the expressed wish of the voters.
- Jan 19, 2017
The incoming Trump administration—like some of its predecessors—is quite literally selling access to his inauguration in exchange for those big checks.
Trump Can Avoid Years of Litigation by Taking 5 Simple Steps to Establish a Real, Qualified Blind TrustJan 10, 2017
Putting his assets into a qualified blind trust would be much easier for Donald Trump than subjecting himself to endless years of litigation.
- Jan 9, 2017
The Campaign Legal Center has conducted an initial analysis of the depth of partisan gerrymandering in the 2016 election, which was the third election held since the 2011 round of redistricting.
- Jan 3, 2017
In a closed-door meeting held on a national holiday, yesterday U.S. House Republicans voted for a proposal that will gut the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), an independent body created in 2008 as a response to ethics and lobbying scandals.
- Nov 29, 2016
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in two cases that raise a question that the court has struggled with for decades: to what extent can legislatures consider race when drawing congressional districts, particularly when race is used as a proxy for political ends?