Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Oct 28, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center is trying to get the Federal Election Commission to enforce its own rules.
- Oct 25, 2016
According to The Sentencing Project, about 6.1 million Americans are not eligible to vote because of a felony conviction. While some of those people are still in prison, nearly 4 million have completed their sentences, but remain barred from participating in the American electoral process.
- Oct 19, 2016
This year's presidential election will be the first in a half-century without the significant presence of federal observers at polling places. That's because in 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, and when the court wiped out that section, the statute that provided for election observers went, too.
- Sep 26, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center looked at whether the latest FCC’s action to illuminate sponsorship identification, the Online Public Inspection Files (OPIF), lives up to reasonable expectations of transparency, including whether the database is in fact a useful tool for public transparency.
- Sep 20, 2016
A federal judge in Corpus Christi this afternoon ruled that the State of Texas has not removed all of the barriers to voting which were included in the state's Voter ID law that was declared unconstitutional by an appeals court.
"The judge ruled that Texas on its own action has changed the language of the court's order in many of its educational materials to the voters," said Danielle Lang, Voting Rights Counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, one of the private advocacy groups which, along with the US Department of Justice, accused Texas of violating the terms of a settlement the state agreed to last month.
- Sep 20, 2016
Harris County officials are confident the latest judicial development regarding the Texas Voter ID Law will not have a big impact on the November 8th election.
- Sep 20, 2016A four month long investigation by NBC Bay Area found that the Federal Elections Commission often little to nothing to create, regulate or enforce elections laws. NBC Bay Area Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock reports in a story that first aired on Sept. 19, 2016. (Published Monday, Sept. 19, 2016)
Deadlock: FEC Commissioners Say They’re Failing to Investigate Campaign Violations (NBC 4 Washington)Sep 20, 2016
If a campaign cheats during this election season, chances are high it’ll never be investigated. That’s according to some of the very Federal Election Commissioners tasked with enforcing the law, who call the agency “dysfunctional” and “broken.”
- Sep 16, 2016
Meredith McGehee talked about rules and regulations governing disclosure of campaign donations, as well as the tax and personal financial records of the presidential candidates.