- May 11, 2010
On May 11, 2010, Campaign Legal Center President Trevor Potter testified before the Committee on House Administration regarding the legislative response to the Supreme Court’s activist ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. Potter discussed the DISCLOSE Act and offered suggestions for modifying the legislative language in anticipation of inevitable court challenges.
FEC: FEC Opens 'Soft Money' Loophole for Upcoming Redistricting Battle: Statement of Campaign Legal Center FEC Program Director Paul S. RyanMay 7, 2010
This advisory opinion ignores both the letter and the intent of the 'soft money' ban in McCain-Feingold. To declare that redistricting activities are not "in connection with" elections ignores the realities of the process. The outcomes of elections for some congressional seats for the next decade will be determined by those who draw the lines during the redistricting process.
FCC: Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition Urges FCC to Immediately Implement Advanced Disclosure Order for BroadcastersMay 4, 2010
Today, the Public Interest Public Airwaves Coalition urged Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Julius Genachowski to take immediate steps to make effective the online public file rule adopted more than two years ago requiring commercial television stations to make their public inspection files available on their web sites.
Schumer-Van Hollen Bill to Disclose Corporate & Union Political Influence Deserves Bipartisan Support: Statement of Policy Director Meredith McGeheeApr 29, 2010
The vast majority of Americans remain justifiably outraged by the Supreme Court's activist decision in Citizens United - a decision ignoring precedent and unleashing vast corporate and union treasury funds on our elections.
- Apr 28, 2010
The Campaign Legal Center, together with Democracy 21, filed comments yesterday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in regard to an advisory opinion request (AOR 2010-7) submitted on behalf of "Yes on FAIR." The California political committee is seeking the Commission's opinion as to whether "Members of Congress may solicit funds for Yes on FAIR outside the limits and source restrictions prescribed by the Federal Election Campaign Act ("FECA") [ i.e., soft money]."
- Apr 21, 2010
On Monday, April 19, 2010, the Legal Center, along with Democracy 21, filed an amici brief with the en banc Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cao v. FEC . The case was filed by the RNC and others in November 2008 to challenge the party coordinated spending limits and the $5,000 political committee contribution limit as applied to coordinated spending.
- Apr 15, 2010
The Campaign Legal Center, joined by the Center for Governmental Studies and Common Cause, filed a brief amici curiae last week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, supporting the City of San Diego in its defense of limits on contributions to non-candidate / non-party political committees in Thalheimer v. City of San Diego.