- Apr 10, 2018
This case seeks to compel U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to disclose operating agreements related to its Northwest Detention Facility in Tacoma, Washington, which may show that the subsidiary of a private prison company has a direct relationship with a federal contract—contradicting public denials from its leadership and raising further questions about the legality of its political contributions.
- Apr 6, 2018
Montanans for Community Development (“MCD”) v. Mangan is a challenge to Montana’s disclosure laws, which serve to protect voters’ ability to know who is behind the election advertising they see, read, or hear. The laws at issue require political groups that spend money to influence Montana voters to disclose basic information about their finances so that voters are able to evaluate the electoral messages they receive.
- Apr 4, 2018
The state of Texas should not be able to insulate themselves from judicial review for unlawful redistricting simply by cloaking themselves under the cover of a temporary court ruling that was expressly confined and declared subject to change. Rather, when a state engages in unlawful redistricting, the state should be liable when it reaffirms that unlawful decision by reenacting the same unlawful districts without change.
- Apr 18, 2018
The Fifth Circuit has denied the petition for en banc review in Zimmerman v. Austin, a case in which the city's campaign contribution limits are being challenged.
Thompson v. Merrill: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama - State's Motion to DismissApr 6, 2018
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill filed a motion to dismiss in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, calling the loss of the right to vote a "minor disability."
Thompson v. Merrill: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama - Opposition to the motion to dismissApr 6, 2018
CLC's opposition to the state of Alabama's motion to dismiss, filed on April 5, 2018.
- Apr 5, 2018
On April 3, in response to CLC's lawsuit, the Department of Justice finally unredacted some of the names in this email chain. In particular, they unredacted Hans von Spakovsky’s name from the email and the name of the individual who received the email and forwarded it to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Ed Haden. Ed Haden previously served as a top staffer for Attorney General Sessions when he was a Senator. He is now a partner with Balch & Bingham LLP. CLC will continue the suit to ensure full transparency and uncover all of the names in this document so that its importance and relevance can be fully understood.
This is our letter to DOJ.