Cases & Actions

Cases & Actions

Recent Cases & Actions

In Ohio, eligible voters who are arrested in the days leading up to the Election are being unconstitutionally denied their fundamental right to vote because the state excludes them from its emergency absentee ballot procedure.  Ohio’s disenfranchisement of these qualified electors violates the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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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 residential address requirement negatively impacts the ability of Native Americans living in reservation in North Dakota to exercise their right to vote. The lawsuit asks the court to provide targeted relief for affected voters.

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Gwinnett County, the second largest county in Georgia located northeast of Atlanta, rejected hundreds of mail-in ballots for immaterial errors and omissions. CLC filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of voters challenging these rejections.

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Current Litigation
Featured Cases
Ending Partisan Gerrymandering: Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina
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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.

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. 

Restoring Voting Rights: Thompson v. Merrill
Plaintiff Ann Reynolds, disenfranchised voter, with attorney Danielle Lang

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. 

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