- May 22, 2017
Today, the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the federal “soft money” restrictions on contributions to state parties passed as part of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. Today’s summary ruling affirms the three-judge district court’s decision in Republican Party of Louisiana v. FEC.
U.S. Supreme Court Affirms North Carolina’s 2011 Congressional Maps are an Unconstitutional Racial GerrymanderMay 22, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court today, in Cooper v. Harris, affirmed a three-judge court’s decision finding that the North Carolina General Assembly used race as a predominant factor in drawing two districts in its 2011 congressional map.
- May 22, 2017
The Trump Administration made this rule – which now has the force of law – themselves, to allow lobbyists into the administration provided they filled out ethics waivers allowing them to work on matters that involved their former clients; and now appears to be undermining it.
Alabama Governor Should Sign Bill Restoring Voting Rights to Some People Subjected to Arbitrary ‘Moral Turpitude’ LawMay 18, 2017
Alabama legislature moves in the right direction by passing bill to set a clear legal standard for voting rights but the law still leaves many citizens without recourse.
- May 16, 2017
Hillary Clinton’s new group is following a dangerous path that could further open the floodgates to even more unaccountable money in politics.
Supreme Court Declines to Interfere with Lower Court Ruling: North Carolina Voter Suppression Law Is Racially Discriminatory and Will Not StandMay 15, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari for the North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP case, leaving in place the circuit court’s decision that North Carolina’s omnibus voter suppression law intentionally discriminated against minorities, in violation of the Constitution.
CLC Calls for Appointment of DOJ Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference in 2016 Presidential ElectionMay 11, 2017
CLC calls for the appiontment of a DOJ Special Counsel and a special congressional committee to investigate interference into the 2016 election.
- May 11, 2017
CLC's reaction to media reports that indicate President Trump will sign an executive order establishing a commission to review alleged voter fraud and vote suppression in the American election system.
Litigators Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Decision Striking Down Wisconsin’s Partisan Gerrymander in Landmark Case, Gill v. WhitfordMay 8, 2017
CLC is urging the Supreme Court to affirm the ruling that found Wisconsin's 2011 State Assembly map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
Weakening the Prohibition on Campaigning by Religious Institutions Will Open Elections to Taxpayer-Subsidized Dark MoneyMay 4, 2017
The charitable political activities prohibition was adopted and has been supported on a bipartisan basis by administrations of both political parties since the 1950’s. Opening the door to a flood of unaccountable political money will undermine the purely charitable purpose of religious institutions.