- Feb 1, 2016
Plaintiffs, Black residents of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, brought this Voting Rights Act challenge to the 2012 redistricting plan for Hattiesburg’s City Council. Due to shifts in population, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is now a majority-Black city. Black voters comprise the largest voting group in Hattiesburg and voting in the city is extremely racially polarized. In 2012, the White-majority City Council, over the objections of the Black members, adopted a redistricting plan that ensures that white majorities will control three out of the five City Council wards. The district court held that the plan is “roughly proportional” and therefore rejected Plaintiffs’ Voting Rights Act challenge. On appeal, Plaintiffs-Appellants argue that the plan deprives Black voters of an equal opportunity to participate in the political process and elect candidates of their choice.
- May 5, 2017Tara Malloy
CLC's Tara Malloy submitted testimony in support of a robust effort to bolster transparency and disclosure rules for the Arizona Corporation Commission, after an influx of dark money into the election of commissioners tasked with regulation of the state's energy utilities.
- Dec 6, 2016
Americans for Prosperity Foundation has repeatedly failed to provide its “Schedule B” donor report to the AG’s office. And when the organization was put on notice that it had not been complying with the law, it responded by suing the state. The Campaign Legal Center filed a brief in support of AG Kamala Harris.