- Sep 27, 2017
Elster v. City of Seattle is a First Amendment challenge to Seattle’s new public campaign financing program. Plaintiffs in the case, two Seattle property owners, aim to have the law struck down as unconstitutional.
- Aug 1, 2017
Thompson v. Hebdon is a First Amendment challenge to Alaska’s campaign finance law, including its contribution limits for state legislative candidates and its limit on contributions from out-of-state donors. CLC filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Ninth Circuit Court.
- Jun 28, 2017
In December 2016, an organization filed suit in Sacramento Superior Court challenging S.B. 1107, legislation which amended California’s Political Reform Act to empower the state and local governments to establish citizen-funded elections.
- Jun 1, 2018
The Santa Clara election on June 5th includes a new measure (Measure A) that proposes each city district now have three Council members elected solely by members of that district, rather than the current system where Council members are elected by voters throughout the entire city. If Measure A passes, it will be in effect for the November election.
- Apr 13, 2018
CLC submitted a written testimony to the D.C. Council's Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety asking for additional funding for the Office of Campaign Finance to hire additional staff to implement the Fair Elections Act.
- Mar 26, 2018
CLC submitted testimony before the Minnesota state government asking them not to overturn the will of the voters of Minneapolis and St. Paul, after they approved implementing ranked choice voting for city council elections.
- Mar 23, 2018
CLC wrote a letter to the Mayor of Lansing, Illinois and the Village Board about the use of an election system that results in vote dilution of the village's black community by diminishing voters' opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.