- Apr 27, 2018
In Campaign Legal Center v. General Services Administration, Campaign Legal Center (“CLC”) is suing the General Services Administration (“GSA”) over its refusal to provide travel records responsive to CLC’s Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request.
- 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.
- May 17, 2018
CLC sent a letter to the Missouri Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Rules, Resolution and Ethics on May 17, 2018 opposing their proposed constitutional amendment on redistricting. CLC is arguing that using the citizen population instead of the total population for one-person-one-vote purposes will disenfranchise minority communities by undercounting both citizens and non-citizens.
- May 17, 2018
CLC filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of a Houston school district contractor who was excluded from contracts because he refused to participate in a bribery scheme with a board trustee. CLC won a jury verdict and the trustee and various other contracters were found liable.
- May 2, 2018
In Lair v. Motl, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released an order denying the plaintiffs' request for an en banc rehearing of the case, which is a long-running challenge to Montana's campaign contribution limits.