Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Dec 7, 2016
For details on the situation at hand, we turn to Meredith McGehee, a strategic adviser at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan nonprofit representing the public interests to protect democracy.
- Dec 7, 2016
Larry Noble, general counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, cited this kind of scenario as a problem. "They are saying that of course we'll stay at the Trump hotel. We're going to see the president and when we see the president, we want to say you have a wonderful hotel there,” he told Fox News. “So he's really profiting from this. It really creates real conflicts of interest.”
- Dec 3, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to leave his businesses in total, but ethics attorneys to former presidents say there are still problems if he leaves it all to his children. As the head of a business empire that spans at least 20 countries, Trump could be in violation of several conflict of interest rules, if he cannot separate the businessman from the president. It all has to do with the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which states the president cannot accept gifts or payments from foreign entities. Larry Noble, a lawyer serving both Republican and Democratic presidents, walks through the emoluments clause and other potential areas of conflict for the future president, including enforcement of those laws.
- Nov 30, 2016Overturning "Citizens United" and "Shelby v. Holder" will require ONLY ONE Supreme Court Justice to change his mind. In part 3 of our series, Gerald Hebert shares with us which one he thinks it might be.
Federal Court: Wisconsin's GOP-Drawn Legislative Districts Unconstitutional (Wisconsin Public Radio)Nov 23, 2016
Campaign Legal Center Attorney Ruth Greenwood, one of the lawyers who represented the Democratic plaintiffs in this case, said it was historic for a court to overturn a legislative map in a partisan gerrymandering case.
Why I told the Senate that Jeff Sessions thought civil rights groups were ‘un-American’ (The Washington Post)Nov 22, 2016
I was a young lawyer in the civil rights division at the Justice Department in 1981 when I first encountered Jeff Sessions. At the time, Sessions was the new U.S. attorney for Alabama. I met him while I was handling a major voting rights case in Mobile, and I relayed a rumor I’d heard: A federal judge there had allegedly referred to a civil rights lawyer as “a traitor to his race” for taking on black clients. Sessions responded, “Well, maybe he is.”
How President Trump could use the White House to enrich himself and his family (The Washington Post)Nov 18, 2016
For the past 40 years, every president has placed his personal investments and assets in a blind trust while in the White House, or has sold everything and held cash equivalents. President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear that he does not plan to set up such a trust, which would require that his company be run by an outsider who has had no previous business relationship with Trump, and that there be virtually no communication between the outside trustee and Trump or his family during his administration.
Corte de Texas falla en contra de Larry Merchant, ex presidente de la mesa educativa del Distrito Escolar de Houston (Univision)Nov 16, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center's Danielle Lang appeared on Univision Houston on November 16, 2016. Watch here.
Danielle Lang joined the Campaign Legal Center in October 2015. She litigates a wide range of voting rights matters before state and federal courts.
- Nov 16, 2016
"It should be that the Legislature – the number swings back and forth depending on what the voters want," Greenwood said. "Whereas at the moment, it doesn't seem to matter what the voters want. We just continually get around 60 members of the state Legislature being Republicans."