(photo courtesy of Colbert Report)
Campaign Legal Center President (and attorney at the law firm Caplin & Drysdale) Trevor Potter played an important role in the last election cycle: that of "personal lawyer" to comedian Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Mr. Colbert took on the absurdities of some of current campaign finance law and turned them into a running parody on his show this election cycle, with the help of Trevor. To watch video highlights of Trevor Potter's appearances on The Colbert Report, click here.
All Eyes Turn to North Carolina, as SCOTUS Considers Whether to Hear North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering CaseJun 21, 2018
The Supreme Court justices could decide Monday, June 25 whether to hear the North Carolina case or send it back to a lower court.
- Jun 18, 2018
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Gill v. Whitford Sent Back to Wisconsin District Court, Plaintiffs Asked to Prove Specific Harm
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to strike down Wisconsin’s voting map in Gill v. Whitford, returning the case to District Court to give plaintiffs the opportunity to demonstrate specific and concrete harms as a result of partisan gerrymandering.
Walter Shaub Statement on Emory Rounds Clearing Committee for Confirmation to Lead Office of Government EthicsJun 13, 2018
Walter Shaub's statement on the committee vote for Emory Rounds's confirmation to lead OGE.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Ohio May Reinstate Practice of Purging Voters From Its Rolls for Not VotingJun 11, 2018
In a 5-4 ruling in Husted v. APRI, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld an Ohio voter purge practice that removes infrequent voters from the registration rolls. The decision creates a danger that other states will pursue extreme purging practices to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters across the country.
The National Law Journal: Justices, sharply divided, say Ohio's voter registration purges are lawfulJun 11, 2018
Ohio’s process for updating its voter registration rolls does not violate the National Voter Registration Act, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
- Jun 11, 2018
After the Supreme Court upheld Ohio's aggressive methods of pruning its voter registration rolls Monday, a triumphant Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted suggested other states look to it as a model.
- Jun 8, 2018
CLC requested an investigation into the conduct of Scott Pruitt after revelations about his use of government position to secure employment for his wife with Chick-fil-A.
The Washington Post: The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt takes another significant policy step as controversies swirlJun 8, 2018
Scott Pruitt's agency took the initial step this week toward changing how it calculates the economic benefits and costs of regulatory decisions, a revision long sought by conservative allies of PresidentTrump, according to a report by me and Chris Mooney.
The Washington Post: Pruitt enlisted security detail in picking up dry cleaning, moisturizing lotion
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asked members of his 24/7 security detail to run errands for him on occasion, including picking up his dry cleaning and taking him in search of a favorite moisturizing lotion, according to two individuals familiar with those trips who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly.