- Sep 12, 2017
CLC is urging Facebook Chairman Mark Zuckerberg to provide the American people and appropriate investigators with more information regarding foreign entities spending money through fake accounts on Facebook ads. The Russian nationals who created and paid for the ads appear to have violated campaign finance law by making prohibited campaign expenditures.
- Sep 12, 2017
Today CLC learned through a response to a FOIA Request from Feb. 15, 2017 that an employee with the Heritage Foundation pushed back on naming a single Democrat to the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.
- Sep 11, 2017
CLC conducted the first-ever bipartisan survey on partisan gerrymandering and the Supreme Court. An overwhelming majority (71 to 15 percent) of Americans want the Supreme Court to place limits on lawmakers' ability to maniuplate voting maps.
- Sep 6, 2017
Leading Republicans signed onto “friend-of-the-court” briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to set a limit on extreme partisan gerrymandering in the landmark partisan gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford argued by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and co-counsel. The case will be heard at the Supreme Court on October 3.
Bi-Partisan Poll on Americans’ Attitudes About Partisan Gerrymandering to be Released Monday, Sept. 11, 2017Sep 6, 2017
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Pollsters Celinda Lake and Ashlee Lee Stephenson will Present Findings at National Press Club
On Monday, September 11, at the National Press Club in Washington DC, Celinda Lake of Lake Research Associates and Ashlee Rich Stephenson of WPAi will release a poll on Americans’ attitudes about partisan gerrymandering.
Coming weeks before the Supreme Court hears arguments in Campaign Legal Center’s blockbuster gerrymandering case Gill v. Whitford, the poll also addresses whether Americans favor court intervention in the increasingly serious matter.
- Aug 28, 2017
CLC filed its merits brief with the Supreme Court for the landmark partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford, in which CLC is representing the plaintiffs - 11 voters in Wisconsin challenging the electoral maps.
- Aug 24, 2017
“Misuse of the government’s authority to support a partisan political candidate is an issue that should be taken seriously to deter future violations,” said Walter Shaub, senior director, ethics at CLC, and the former director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). “Failure to address this misconduct would send the wrong message. We’re in the unusual circumstance of the presidential election cycle having started only months after the last election, which leaves plenty of time for the violations to multiply if there’s no accountability.”
- Aug 23, 2017
Judge Ramos of the Southern District of Texas said Texas’s latest voter photo ID law, SB 5, keeps the same limited forms of photo ID required under SB 14 and therefore carries forward the same “discriminatory features” of the original SB 14 voter photo ID law.
- Aug 22, 2017
CLC filed six complaints wiht the FCC against two Atlanta-based television stations after the spcial election in Georgia 6. Dark money nonprofits and super PACs spent millions of dollars and failed to properly disclose important information to the National Association of Broadcasters agreement form.