U.S. Senate: CLC Offers Possible Legislative Fixes to Citizens United at Request of Senate CommitteeFeb 1, 2010
Today the Campaign Legal Center submitted the following letter and memo to Senate Rules Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (D-NY) offering a series of potential legislative fixes to repair some of the damage done by the U.S. Supreme Court in its recent ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The suggested approaches were submitted for the official record at the request of the Rules Committee and outline a list of issues that the Legal Center recommends Congressional leaders should consider when putting together a legislative package in response to the recent court ruling.
Statement by Reform Groups Regarding Activities of the House Ethics Committee and Office of Congressional EthicsOct 30, 2009
Statement of Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG:
- Oct 27, 2009
A report released today reveals that the House Ethics Committee has until Friday October 30, 2009 to empanel investigative subcommittees or to release reports compiled by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) related to ethics questions raised about Members of the House. The third quarter report issued by the OCE revealed the impending deadline for action by the Ethics Committee.
- Oct 22, 2009
Three Commissioners have announced their refusal to seek higher judicial review of a court decision declaring FEC regulations unconstitutional. This is a sad dereliction of their duties, though not a surprising one given their history of placing their own personal views and philosophy ahead of the statute and regulations they are obliged to enforce by virtue of holding office as Commissioners.
DOJ: CLC & CREW Urge DOJ to Investigate Allegations of Public Corruption Against Texas Legislator/Political Consultant and Election OfficialOct 21, 2009
Today the Campaign Legal Center and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) requested a full investigation of a series of allegations of public corruption and possible violations of the Voting Rights Act by a Texas State Representative and a local election official. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, J. Gerald Hebert of the Legal Center and Melanie Sloane of CREW outlined the allegations against Representative Dwayne Bohac (District 138) and Harris County elections office employee Ed Johnson. The letter emphasized that the known facts "strongly suggest public corruption in Texas and in Harris County, but may also include violations of the Voting Rights Act and other federal laws."