- Apr 12, 2017
CLC filed new evidence with the FEC alleging that the super PAC Make America Number 1 made illegal contributions to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. CLC also asked the State of California to investigate a company owned by Bannon, Glittering Steel LLC, for failing to comply with state registration and public disclosure laws.
- Apr 10, 2017
A district judge finds evidence that Texas voter ID was passed with discriminatory purpose.
- Apr 7, 2017
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed Senate Bill 96, which would have required groups attempting to influence New Mexico elections to provide critical information to voters before Election Day. The bill was supported by Democrats and Republicans in the New Mexico Senate and House of Representatives, including the Republican leaders in both chambers.
- Apr 6, 2017
CLC asked the FCC to review broadcast filings from the Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), which has spent millions of dollars on advertisements urging U.S. senators to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, but did not provide the disclosure required under federal law.
- Mar 29, 2017
CLC filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the FEC failed to act on five complaints calling for them to investigate donors who broke disclosure laws. The court rejected the FEC's motion to dismiss.
- Mar 29, 2017
Ivanka Trump's announcement leaves many questions unanswered.
- Mar 6, 2017
In a unanimous ruling, a three judge panel in North Carolina denied a request by the defendants to dismiss this partisan gerrymandering case. The case will now proceed in court.
- Mar 2, 2017
CLC and Common Cause filed a complaint with the FEC alleging Donald Trump's campaign violated federal election law by illegally accepting campaign contributions after Election Day and falsely reporting those contributions .
- Feb 27, 2017
Today’s summary ruling affirms the three-judge district court’s decision in Independence Institute v. FEC to uphold the disclosure law, which ensures transparency from groups that sponsor candidate-focused ads shortly before an election and prevents efforts to evade disclosure.