- 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.
- Aug 1, 2017
CLC filed a friend-of-the-court brief on July 26, 2017, arguing that Alaska’s contribution limits should be upheld. CLC’s brief points to how the Supreme Court resolved this issue long ago—that Alaska has the right to employ contribution limits as a means of preventing corruption and its appearance and that the court should defer to its judgment in setting the right amount for those limits.
- Jul 28, 2017
CLC's Catie Kelley submitted comments on the draft rule on the Campaign Reporting Act issued by the Office of the Secretary of State on June 13.
- Jul 26, 2017
CLC's Catie Kelley and Adav Noti submitted testimony to the Council of the District of Columbia on the need for campaign finance transparency and accountability. The Committee is actively considering two bills that would meaningfully inhibit the ability of District government to move on from pay-to-play scandals that have cast a shadow over the government for years.
- Jul 17, 2017
The Campaign Legal Center supports the Fair Elections Act proposed in the District of Columbia, a well-crafted and constitutional piece of legislation. If enacted, the Act would establish a public financing system for D.C. election campaigns and propel the District to the national forefront in this area.