Supreme Court Declines to Interfere with Lower Court Ruling: North Carolina Voter Suppression Law Is Racially Discriminatory and Will Not StandMay 15, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari for the North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP case, leaving in place the circuit court’s decision that North Carolina’s omnibus voter suppression law intentionally discriminated against minorities, in violation of the Constitution.
CLC Calls for Appointment of DOJ Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Interference in 2016 Presidential ElectionMay 11, 2017
CLC calls for the appiontment of a DOJ Special Counsel and a special congressional committee to investigate interference into the 2016 election.
- May 11, 2017
CLC's reaction to media reports that indicate President Trump will sign an executive order establishing a commission to review alleged voter fraud and vote suppression in the American election system.
Litigators Urge Supreme Court to Uphold Decision Striking Down Wisconsin’s Partisan Gerrymander in Landmark Case, Gill v. WhitfordMay 8, 2017
CLC is urging the Supreme Court to affirm the ruling that found Wisconsin's 2011 State Assembly map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
Weakening the Prohibition on Campaigning by Religious Institutions Will Open Elections to Taxpayer-Subsidized Dark MoneyMay 4, 2017
The charitable political activities prohibition was adopted and has been supported on a bipartisan basis by administrations of both political parties since the 1950’s. Opening the door to a flood of unaccountable political money will undermine the purely charitable purpose of religious institutions.
- May 2, 2017
CLC filed a complaint with the FEC about President Trump's inaugural committee, which apparently failed to collect and report required information about its donors.
Pay-to-Play on Full Display? Private Prison Contractor Reaps Benefits from Illegal Campaign SpendingApr 17, 2017
It is incumbent upon the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to enforce the longstanding federal contractor contribution ban and take action against GEO Group.
- Apr 17, 2017
In response to a complaint filed by CLC with the FEC alleging President Trump’s campaign was attempting to violate the contribution limits for his 2020 reelection, the latest campaign finance reports show the Trump campaign has redesignated thousands of entries to count against the contributor’s 2020 election limits and not, as debt retirement for the 2016 election.
- 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.