- May 23, 2016
In a letter sent today, reform groups urged members of Congress to oppose all “poison pill” riders, including all campaign finance riders, to the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill.
- May 20, 2016
In allowing this case to go to trial, the parties could develop evidence and attempt to develop a workable standard for deciding future partisan gerrymandering challenges in courts across the country
CLC victory for the Public’s Right to Access information about Political Ads Running on Cable, Satellite and RadioMay 13, 2016
WASHINGTON – Beginning June 24, cable, satellite and radio providers will join television broadcasters in posting their public files on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) online database. The database was initially established in 2012 for television broadcasters. By putting these files online, the public and the media will be able to more easily access information about the political advertisements running on cable, radio and satellite as required by long-standing statute. Included in the political file is information on the rates charged for political advertisements, the times when the ads ran and the sponsors of the ads.
- May 10, 2016
The 5th Circuit’s full panel of judges will hear oral arguments in the case, Veasey v. Abbott, on May 24. The Campaign Legal Center files brief on behalf of plaintiffs Congressman Marc Veasey, LULAC and a group of Texas voters.
- May 5, 2016
A Texas County sheriff appears to be intimidating Latino voters from exercising their federally protected right to vote, and today the Voting Rights Institute sent a letter calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate.
U.S. Supreme Court Says It Could Take Action if 5th Circuit Does Not Rule in Texas Voter ID Case SoonApr 29, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued an order indicating it would be willing to take action to protect voters in Texas in time for the 2016 presidential election, if the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals fails to issue a ruling by July 20, 2016.
Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 Sue the Federal Election Commission for Failure to Enforce the Law and Protect the Integrity of Our DemocracyApr 25, 2016
The Commission’s Actions, in Dismissing Five Straw Donor Complaints, Were “Arbitrary, Capricious and An Abuse of Discretion and Otherwise Contrary to the Law”
Voting Rights Institute Asks Department of Justice to Investigate Daphne, Ala. for Possible Voting Rights ViolationsApr 14, 2016
The Voting Rights Institute today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Daphne, Alabama’s City Council’s March 21 decision to reduce the number of polling places in the city from five to two. The city’s decision forces residents of one of the only districts with a sizable black population to travel more than two and a half miles away from their current polling place, while preserving the polling locations for most of the city’s heavily white districts.