- Jun 18, 2018
**PRESS CALL AT 11:30 A.M. EST with CLC's Paul Smith, and Whitford plaintiffs. Details below.
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Name of call: Supreme Court Decision
Gill v. Whitford Sent Back to Wisconsin District Court, Plaintiffs Asked to Prove Specific Harm
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to strike down Wisconsin’s voting map in Gill v. Whitford, returning the case to District Court to give plaintiffs the opportunity to demonstrate specific and concrete harms as a result of partisan gerrymandering.
Walter Shaub Statement on Emory Rounds Clearing Committee for Confirmation to Lead Office of Government EthicsJun 13, 2018
Walter Shaub's statement on the committee vote for Emory Rounds's confirmation to lead OGE.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Ohio May Reinstate Practice of Purging Voters From Its Rolls for Not VotingJun 11, 2018
In a 5-4 ruling in Husted v. APRI, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld an Ohio voter purge practice that removes infrequent voters from the registration rolls. The decision creates a danger that other states will pursue extreme purging practices to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters across the country.
- Jun 8, 2018
CLC requested an investigation into the conduct of Scott Pruitt after revelations about his use of government position to secure employment for his wife with Chick-fil-A.
Victory! Secretary of State of Arizona Agrees to Shed Burdensome Voting Requirement Following CLC LawsuitJun 4, 2018
CLC anticipates this will enfranchise tens of thousands of voters in Arizona that were denied because of unnecessary bureaucracy
PHOENIX – Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) reached a settlement agreement with the Secretary of State of Arizona and the Maricopa County Recorder over a lawsuit on behalf of League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Arizona Students’ Association (ASA) challenging the state’s overly burdensome voter registration process. When the lawsuit was filed, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes chose not to take a position on the merits of the lawsuit. The Secretary and Recorder have agreed to nearly all of the requested changes.
- May 29, 2018
While Congress does nothing to remedy the problems we had with foreign money in the 2016 elections, states are showing their commitment to making election spending more transparent in the digital age.
- May 16, 2018
Walter Shaub, senior director, ethics at Campaign Legal Center (CLC) released the following statement:
“The release of President Trump’s financial disclosure report today confirms that his debt to Michael Cohen should have been disclosed in last year’s report. It bears an annotation on the cover page by OGE stating as much. President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, claims the president didn’t know about the payment when he filed that report last year, but this explanation seems implausible. For one thing, Giuliani admits that the president started repaying his debt to Cohen months before he filed his financial disclosure report.
President Trump’s New Claim of Reimbursing Michael Cohen for Hush Money Payment Strengthens Case For Campaign Finance ViolationsMay 3, 2018
In televised interviews on Fox News, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, asserted that Trump reimbursed Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment to silence Stormy Daniels about their alleged affair, just days before the 2016 presidential election. President Trump thereafter tweeted confirming that he made the reimbursement.
Voters Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Agree that North Carolina Congressional Map is an Unconstitutional Partisan GerrymanderApr 27, 2018
The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), and University of Chicago Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos represent plaintiffs in the case. They jointly filed the brief on behalf of their clients, the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and 12 individual North Carolina voters.
Despite Decision Today, Years of Litigation over Voter ID Law has Made Voting Easier for Texas VotersApr 27, 2018
Danielle Lang reacts to Fifth Circuit decision in Texas voter ID case.