- 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.
- Jul 28, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center and the Voting Rights Institute submit comments to the Bureau to protect voting power of minority communities
- Jul 22, 2016
In a letter sent today to the Justice Department, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center called for an investigation into whether Donald Trump’s campaign committee has engaged in knowing and willful violations of federal campaign finance laws.
- Jul 20, 2016
A full panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled in a 9 – 6 decision that Texas’ discriminatory voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and cannot be enforced in the upcoming presidential election.
- Jul 6, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 today filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission demanding the agency investigate and impose appropriate sanctions on both Priorities USA and Suffolk Construction Company.