Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Feb 6, 2018
On February 6, 2018, Tara Malloy, CLC Senior Director, appeared on an NPR podcast in regards to Senator Bob Menendez's bribery case.
- Oct 12, 2017
On October 12, 2017, CLC convened a conference examining foreign interference in U.S. Elections. The panel was moderated by Tara Malloy, CLC Senior Director, and highlighted areas where existing law fell short in protecting the 2016 elections from foreign actors. Adav Noti, CLC Senior Director, Trial Litigation & Strategy was a member of the panel.
- Aug 27, 2016
Deputy Executive Director Tara Malloy appeared on NJTV News weighing in on New Jersey's Election Law Enforcement Commission.
“Your campaign finance laws are only as good as your enforcement and your enforcement will depend entirely on commissioners or officials on the enforcement agency,” said Campaign Legal Center Deputy Executive Director Tara Malloy.
Malloy represents the Campaign Legal Center, a pro campaign finance reform organization based in Washington D.C. She says it’s not an atypical situation. In a sense, the agencies are created by the officials who are then subject to the laws.
- Jun 28, 2016
Yesterday, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on eleven counts of bribery-related charges, holding that his trial proceeded under an overly expansive reading of the “official act” element of the federal bribery statute. The Court’s remand order leaves the door open for a retrial under a narrower standard, but all in all, it was a good day for the governor and a bad day for public-corruption prosecutions. Mostly, though, it was a bad day for Americans, as eight Supreme Court Justices all but told us that we must tolerate some level of “pay to play” politics in democratic governance.
- Oct 14, 2014
The Federal Election Campaign Act is far from a perfect system. But the reason for its deficiencies lies not in its drafting, but rather in its repeated dismemberment by the Supreme Court. The court has been as much a player in the field of campaign finance as Congress.