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Cases & Actions

Cases & Actions

Recent Cases & Actions

CLC sued Kansas over its law which makes it more difficult for public interest charities to assist voters with registering to vote and requesting absentee ballots.

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CLC is challenging New Jersey’s misleading ballot design that gives certain candidates a positional advantage and disproportionately burdens voters of color.  

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CLC sued the FEC for failing to enforce federal transparency laws, enabling Big Tent Project, an entity funded by secret money, to avoid reporting its contributions, expenditures and debts. The FEC has failed to protect the public’s right to know who is seeking to influence elections.

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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 hundreds of thousands of Floridians who are seeking to participate in the 2020 election.

Enforcing Campaign Finance Laws: Giffords v. FEC
NRA Executives with President Donald Trump

CLC and Giffords filed four complaints with the Federal Election Commission alleging that the National Rifle Association violated the law by using a series of shell corporations to make millions of dollars of unreported contributions. The FEC failed to act, so CLC Action is suing to force it to hold the NRA accountable for violating the laws designed to limit money’s influence on politics.

Defending Independent Redistricting: Daunt v. Benson
Protesters hold signs for fair maps at the U.S. Supreme Court

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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