- Jul 6, 2017
Walter M. Shaub, Jr., director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, will join Campaign Legal Center as Senior Director, Ethics, beginning on July 19.
- Jun 30, 2017
CLC takes legal action following Secretary of State Merrill’s refusal to implement the law
Campaign Legal Center today asked a federal court to immediately order the state of Alabama to implement the Felony Voter Disqualification Act (HB 282) (signed May 25, 2017) by educating and advising voters of the law, and ensuring that voters who are eligible are added back to the state’s voter rolls.
CLC, D21 File Complaint Against Tennessee Congressional Candidate, American Conservative Union, and Others Who Coordinated on Elaborate Scheme to Evade Campaign Finance LawJun 21, 2017
CLC files complaint with the FEC and DOJ about a Tennessee congressional candidate that was involved in a campaign finance law evasion scheme that include illegal coordination, straw donor reimbursement, excessive contributions and failure to report contributions.
- Jun 19, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court today said they would hear oral arguments in a case that could curb partisan gerrymandering nationwide. Campaign Legal Center attorneys along with co-counsel represent 12 Wisconsin voters in the landmark case Gill v. Whitford, which challenges Wisconsin’s Assembly district lines as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
CLC Lawsuit Demands DOJ Provide Documents Relating to Private Prison Company GEO and Trump Super PACJun 15, 2017
CLC filed a lawsuit demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) turn over documents relating to the private prison company GEO Group and a super PAC that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to influence the 2016 presidential election.
- Jun 14, 2017
CLC joined the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. in filing an amicus brief in the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to protect the right of citizens to vindicate their rights against unlawful state action.
- May 22, 2017
The Trump Administration made this rule – which now has the force of law – themselves, to allow lobbyists into the administration provided they filled out ethics waivers allowing them to work on matters that involved their former clients; and now appears to be undermining it.
- May 22, 2017
Today, the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the federal “soft money” restrictions on contributions to state parties passed as part of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. Today’s summary ruling affirms the three-judge district court’s decision in Republican Party of Louisiana v. FEC.
U.S. Supreme Court Affirms North Carolina’s 2011 Congressional Maps are an Unconstitutional Racial GerrymanderMay 22, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court today, in Cooper v. Harris, affirmed a three-judge court’s decision finding that the North Carolina General Assembly used race as a predominant factor in drawing two districts in its 2011 congressional map.
Alabama Governor Should Sign Bill Restoring Voting Rights to Some People Subjected to Arbitrary ‘Moral Turpitude’ LawMay 18, 2017
Alabama legislature moves in the right direction by passing bill to set a clear legal standard for voting rights but the law still leaves many citizens without recourse.