Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Apr 18, 2017
The Iowa legislature sent a strict voter ID bill to the governor’s desk last week. If the governor signs the bill, which he is widely expected to do, Iowa will be the first state in 2017 to pass a new law that burdens the right to vote. But it likely won’t be the last.
- Apr 14, 2017
Imagine for a moment that a presidential candidate benefited from a $1 million donation made anonymously by a shell company explicitly created to mask the identity of the donor. Also imagine that the government agency responsible for policing premeditated campaign finance violations like this was nowhere to be found...
- Apr 11, 2017
CLC Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program Gerry Hebert joined a panel of experts for a discussion and debate on current election law issues and controversies, including: the constitutional status of racial and political gerrymandering; ballot access issues, such as voter ID laws, registration requirements and early voting; campaign finance practices like dark money, disclosure requirements and the consequences of Citizens United; and the aftereffects of Shelby County v. Holder.
- Apr 9, 2017
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver dedicated a segment to one of the most serious threats to our democracy. Oliver’s segment on gerrymandering highlighted how partisan manipulation of district lines, or partisan gerrymandering, harms the ability of Americans to have their vote count in elections.
States Can Require Financial Disclosure by Presidential Candidates to Safeguard Electoral Transparency (Take Care)Apr 6, 2017
Throughout the 2016 Election cycle, and since, there have been calls for all presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns. President Trump, despite these calls, has yet to do it.
Money, Politics, and the Crippling of the FEC: A symposium on the Federal Election Commission's arguable inability to effectively regulate money in American elections.Apr 3, 2017
On March 23, 2017, CLC President Trevor Potter delivered this speech at a symposium held at the Washington College of Law at American University and the Administrative Law Review. Read excerpts and the full speech below.
CNN's Larry Noble: We May Be Seeing, "In Real-Time," The "Collapse Of What Looks Like A Cover-Up" (Media Matters for America)Mar 30, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble spoke on CNN'Newsroom regarding President Trump's handling of the Russia leaks.
- Feb 27, 2017
“This is a position the Department of Justice has taken, and taken seriously, for many years,” says Danielle Lang of the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C., representing the plaintiffs. “It’s extraordinarily disappointing to see them make this 180 [degree turn].”
- Feb 24, 2017
Let's broaden this out. I've got Larry Noble with me. He's the General Counsel for the Campaign Legal Center and former General Counsel for the Federal Election Commission...
Larry, let me just ask you. Because the president has tweeted about this; and in tweeting about it sort of acknowledging that it happened, but comes down on the leaks.
He tweets: "The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security "leakers" that have permeated our government for a long time. They can't even find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on the US."
So, he's fixating, Larry -- I want you to just respond to the fact that what he's fixating on is the leak.
- Feb 13, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble spoke on WUWM regarding President Trump's appearance and potential for conflicts of interest.