- Oct 3, 2016
CLC's Brendan Fischer reacts to U.S. Supreme Court declining to hear Chisholm v. Two Unnamed Petitioners.
- Sep 26, 2016
Alabama's law disenfranchises more than 130,000 black citizens. Our lawsuit, Thompson v. Alabama, calls for the court to rule the law is racially discriminatory, unconstitutional and a violation of the Voting Rights Act.
CLC and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice File Lawsuit Over North Carolina’s Partisan Gerrymandered Congressional DistrictsSep 22, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice filed a complaint today on behalf of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina and numerous individual voters, arguing that North Carolina’s 2016 congressional redistricting plan violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
Voting Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Challenging Georgia’s Restrictive Exact-Match Voter Registration Verification SchemeSep 14, 2016
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), Project Vote, Campaign Legal Center, Voting Rights Institute of the Georgetown University School of Law, along with the New York City office of Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP and Atlanta-based firm of Caplan Cobb LLP, acting as pro bono counsel, filed suit today on behalf of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP (GA NAACP), Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda (GCPA) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta alleging that Georgia’s exact-match voter registration verification scheme violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and denies eligible Georgians of their fundamental right to vote under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.
- Sep 14, 2016
CLC Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Virginia racial gerrymandering case
The Campaign Legal Center today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections, a case of critical importance for the future of racial gerrymandering cases.
In 2010, the Virginia Assembly redrew legislative districts in a way that diminished minority voters’ impact in electing candidates of their choice. The district court recognized that the state improperly sorted voters based on race, but created an unsupported new legal standard upholding the districts.
- Sep 8, 2016
Today’s announcement that prosecutors will not retry former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on corruption charges is extremely disappointing and sends a strong signal that states must adopt strong campaign finance laws to prevent similar quid pro quo schemes from arising in their borders.
Tara Malloy, deputy executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, released the following statement:
Responding to Campaign Legal Center letter, Office of Congressional Ethics finds reason to believe Rep. Roger Williams violated House ethics rulesAug 12, 2016
WASHINGTON – Late yesterday, the House Ethics Committee revealed that the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) found “substantial reason to believe” Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) may have violated House ethics rules. The OCE’s action came in response to a letter filed by the Campaign Legal Center last fall. The Committee indicated it is conducting a review of the potential violation after receiving the referral from OCE this past May.
- Aug 10, 2016
CLC's latest report highlighting the harm partisan gerrymandering has on our democracy and suggests a key solution that can be used to ensure fair elections nationwide.