- May 24, 2018
Campaign Legal Center v. United States Department of Justice was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Department of Justice (DOJ) denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking information on the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. CLC, along with pro bono counsel Adam Miller of Buckley Sandler, LLP, filed the complaint on May 21, 2018.
- 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.
- Jun 20, 2018
CLC submitted its Supreme Court supplemental brief in League of Women Voters v. Rucho, the North Carolina partisan gerrymandering case.
- Jun 11, 2018
The Supreme Court upheld an Ohio voter purge practice that removes infrequent voters from registration rolls, which has led to the disenfranchisement of eligible voters across the state. This decision creates a danger that other states could implement similar purging practices that would disenfranchise millions of voters.
Elster v. City of Seattle: Division 1, Court of Appeals of the State of Washington: CLC Amicus BriefJun 6, 2018
CLC filed a friend of the court brief with Common Cause and The Brennan Center in favor of the trial court's decision that the Democracy Voucher Program is constitutional.