- Jul 21, 2017
WASHINGTON – Walter Shaub, senior director, ethics at Campaign Legal Center (CLC), and former director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), released the following statement about President Trump’s appointment of David J. Apol as Acting Director of OGE:
“It’s unfortunate that the White House decided to play politics with the interim director role. If they have someone they like, they should formally nominate that person to be permanent director. This sort of political interference creates the appearance that the White House may be hoping to engineer looser oversight by reaching down and leapfrogging a career employee over his own supervisor temporarily.
Statement by Trevor Potter on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (Pence-Kobach Commission)Jul 18, 2017
Our elections face serious concerns including attempted foreign cyber intrusions, partisan motivated voter suppression, and the desperate need for modernization of our election administration and voting technology. Voters should demand a true bipartisan effort to tackle these problems.
- Jul 13, 2017
Today CLC, Common Cause, and Democracy 21 filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) supplementing a complaint filed by Common Cause on Monday. The expanded complaint alleges that Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort illegally solicited a contribution from a foreign national, and that Kushner, Manafort and Rob Goldstone illegally assisted Donald Trump Jr. in soliciting an illegal political contribution from a foreign national on behalf of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.
- Jul 7, 2017
CLC filed a complaint alleging Tom Price violated federal law by illegally using congressional campaign funds to support his confirmation as President Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary, in violation of the prohibition on using campaign funds for personal use.
- Jul 6, 2017
Walter M. Shaub, Jr., director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, will join Campaign Legal Center as Senior Director, Ethics, beginning on July 19.
- Jun 30, 2017
CLC takes legal action following Secretary of State Merrill’s refusal to implement the law
Campaign Legal Center today asked a federal court to immediately order the state of Alabama to implement the Felony Voter Disqualification Act (HB 282) (signed May 25, 2017) by educating and advising voters of the law, and ensuring that voters who are eligible are added back to the state’s voter rolls.
CLC, D21 File Complaint Against Tennessee Congressional Candidate, American Conservative Union, and Others Who Coordinated on Elaborate Scheme to Evade Campaign Finance LawJun 21, 2017
CLC files complaint with the FEC and DOJ about a Tennessee congressional candidate that was involved in a campaign finance law evasion scheme that include illegal coordination, straw donor reimbursement, excessive contributions and failure to report contributions.
- Jun 19, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court today said they would hear oral arguments in a case that could curb partisan gerrymandering nationwide. Campaign Legal Center attorneys along with co-counsel represent 12 Wisconsin voters in the landmark case Gill v. Whitford, which challenges Wisconsin’s Assembly district lines as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
CLC Lawsuit Demands DOJ Provide Documents Relating to Private Prison Company GEO and Trump Super PACJun 15, 2017
CLC filed a lawsuit demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) turn over documents relating to the private prison company GEO Group and a super PAC that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence the 2016 presidential election.
- Jun 14, 2017
CLC joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. in filing an amicus brief in the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to protect the right of citizens to vindicate their rights against unlawful state action.