Recent Cases & Actions
Since Wilbur Ross was confirmed to his cabinet position as Commerce Secretary in February 2017, CLC has conducted vigorous oversight of his conduct, due to public concerns that his own financial interests conflict with the public interest.
CLC is fighting to protect the right of Maine citizens to use the electoral system they voted for by ballot initiative: ranked choice voting, which expands voter choice by allowing them to rank preferences for more than a single candidate.
The city of Virginia Beach has used an at-large voting system to elect members to the City Council since 1966. The lawsuit asks the court to change the City’s election system to district-based or ranked choice voting, which would allow minorities to elect their candidates of choice to the City Council.
Campaign Legal Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice is representing the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, as well as numerous individual voters who have challenged the state’s congressional district lines as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Our case seeks to establish that the North Carolina congressional plan enacted in February 2016 violates the 1st and 14th Amendments of the United States Constitution.
This case is a lawsuit over the FEC’s delay in enforcing federal campaign finance law against GEO Group, one of America’s largest private prison companies, which illegally made $225,000 in contributions to a super PAC supporting then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. By filing this suit, CLC is hoping to compel the FEC to act on our FEC complaint, which alleges that the contributions — made through a wholly-owned subsidiary, GEO Corrections Holdings, Inc. — violated the ban on federal contractors giving money in federal elections.
CLC represents individuals in Alabama who are U.S. citizens with past felony convictions, seeking the right to vote. Some are unable to vote because their convictions are considered "disqualifying" under Alabama's law, and others because they cannot afford to pay their court fees to restore their right vote.