Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- May 15, 2017
CLC Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting Program Gerry Hebert appeared on KALW 's Your Call regarding President Trump and his voter fraud commission.
- May 11, 2017
On May 11, 2017, Trevor Potter delivered a speech at Lake Forest College in Illinois on money in politics issues surrounding the past election and Trump administration.
- May 8, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble spoke on KPBS regarding the Kushner family conflicts of interest regarding their business.
- May 4, 2017
Today President Trump signed an executive order addressing political spending by religious organizations. The order was not as broad as predicted. Instead of easing restrictions on political spending, it allows the IRS to continue to enforce the current restrictions, but prohibits those restrictions from being expanded.
Still, a potential repeal of this law is on the table, as Congress also took the issue up this morning.
For 63 years, Congress has barred entities organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code — which includes the entire charitable sector, as well as churches, mosques, and synagogues — from engaging in partisan political activities.
- Apr 20, 2017
CLC General Counsel Larry Noble spoke on NPR regarding Ivanka Trump's conflicts of interest regarding her brand.
- 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.