- 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.
- Nov 1, 2017
Campaign Legal Center wrote a letter in support of Work Group's decision to maintain Idaho's campaign contribution limits, in the face of opposition.
Testimony in Support of Establishing a System of Public Financing for Political Campaigns in PhiladelphiaOct 20, 2017
CLC Director of Policy and State Programs, Catie Kelley testified before the Philadelphia City Council in support of legislation that would establish a system of public financing for political campaigns.
Elster v. City of Seattle: Superior Court of the State of Washington for King County: CLC Amicus BriefSep 27, 2017
Friend-of-the-court brief submitted by CLC on Sept. 20, 2017 in Elster v. City of Seattle, in support of the city's public financing system.
- 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.