- Mar 1, 2016
In a letter sent today, reform groups urged Senators to cosponsor the Federal Election Administration Act being introduced today by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). The Act provides a framework and the basis for developing a new legislative approach for properly enforcing and interpreting the campaign finance laws and creates a new independent agency to replace the FEC.
Campaign Legal Center Expands Staff, Increasing the Organization’s Ability to Strengthen and Protect Our DemocracyMar 1, 2016
WASHINGTON – The Campaign Legal Center filled several new staff positions this quarter, building the organization’s capacity to effectively strengthen and protect our democracy during Election 2016 and beyond.
- Feb 24, 2016
Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 file complaints against shell companies hiding donors to Super PACS supporting Rubio and the liberal Coalition for Progress
- Feb 11, 2016
Stronger, clearer guidance is an important step in restoring the public’s faith that every American – not just those with enough money to buy access and influence – has a fair chance to be heard on our nation’s policies and laws
IRS Bullied Into Granting Crossroads GPS Status as Social Welfare Organization: Statement of Lawrence Noble, Campaign Legal Center General CounselFeb 9, 2016
Today’s revelation that the IRS has granted Crossroads GPS status as a “social welfare” organization is truly outrageous. It is a dangerous victory for those in Congress who have relentlessly bullied the IRS into refusing to enforce the laws limiting the political advocacy of tax exempt organizations.
Brief Urges the Supreme Court Not to Sanction the Blatant Racial Gerrymander in Virginia’s Congressional Map: Partisan Benefits Do Not Trump Racial DiscriminationFeb 4, 2016
Yesterday, the Campaign Legal Center joined with the League of Women Voters, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Voting Rights Institute at Georgetown Law in filing an amici brief in Wittman v. Personhuballah, the fourth voting rights case the Supreme Court has taken this Term.
- Feb 4, 2016
Today, in Independence Institute v. Williams, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit dismissed a challenge to the “electioneering communications” disclosure provisions enshrined in Colorado’s state constitution, affirming a federal district court decision upholding the law.
Appeal Urges Fifth Circuit to Protect Minority Voting Rights in Challenge to Hattiesburg, Mississippi City Council Redistricting PlanFeb 1, 2016
Today, the Campaign Legal Center, filed a brief on behalf of plaintiffs in Fairley v. Hattiesburg, urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse the District Court’s erroneous and dangerous rejection of their Voting Rights Act challenge to the 2012 Hattiesburg City Council redistricting plan.
Victory for Transparency Today at the Federal Communications Commission Stems from Work of CLC and Other WatchdogsJan 28, 2016
Today, as the Campaign Legal Center and others urged, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed by a 5-to-0 vote new rules to extend the online public filing requirements for the public and political files to cover cable operators, satellite television (DBS) providers, and broadcast and satellite radio licensees.