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Cases & Actions

Recent Cases & Actions

In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, CLC’s efforts to expand ballot access have taken on renewed urgency as national, state and local voters seek answers on how elections can proceed safely and securely.

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North Dakota’s voter ID law requires that voters’ identification include their current residential street address in order to cast a regular ballot. The use of a residential address requirement negatively impacts the ability of Native Americans living in reservation in North Dakota to exercise their right to vote.

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Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to create an independent redistricting commission to redraw the state’s voting districts. Two groups of plaintiffs sued to block its implementation. CLC serves as co-counsel for the Defendant Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan, citizen-led organization that worked to pass the constitutional amendment, and is defending its constitutionality.

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Current Litigation
Featured Cases
Fighting a Modern Poll Tax: Raysor et al. v. Laurel Lee
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In 2018, Florida voters restored the right to vote to individuals with felony convictions. The legislature then enacted a law conditioning rights restoration on payment of restitution, fines, and fees, tying the right to vote to a person's wealth. CLC represents Floridians Bonnie Raysor and Diane Sherrill in challenging the constitutionality of the law.

Enforcing Campaign Finance Laws: CLC v. FEC
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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. 

Defending Independent Redistricting: Daunt v. Benson
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Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to create an independent redistricting commission to redraw the state’s voting districts. A group of plaintiffs sued to block its implementation. CLC serves as co-counsel for Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan, citizen-led organization that worked to pass the constitutional amendment.

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