Recent Cases & Actions
CLC is suing to challenge Rhode Island’s witness/notary requirement for voting by mail, which is a heavy burden on voters that fear contracting COVID-19 during 2020 elections.
CLC urges removal of the late addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census because of its likely effects on response rates to the survey, which will impact representation.
CLC is suing to challenge Tennessee’s policy reversal regarding voting rights for Tennesseans who have been convicted of felonies in other states.
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.
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.
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.