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The intervenor-appellants in the Supreme Court (the Virginia House of Delegates and Speaker of the House) filed a motion in the Supreme Court to stay the district court’s adoption of a new redistricting map.
The district court in Maine denied plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin the results of the election conducted using Ranked Choice Voting.
Amicus brief filed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the defendant.
Complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Exhibits for the complaint can be found by clicking here.
The defendants filed an emergency application for stay at the Supreme Court in Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina.
This letter to the Court from the law firm that represents Governor LePage outlines why the governor disagrees with the Secretary of State's support of ranked choice voting.
On February 6, 2018, the Supreme Court denied CLC's motion for an expedited oral argument. Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor would grant the motion.
CLC filed a state campaign finance complaint with the Maryland State Board of Elections concerning apparent violations of its disclosure obligations.
CLC filed a state campaign finance complaint with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan alleging a legal violation involving a shell company and a $500,000 contribution to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's committee.
CLC wrote the Chair of the Committee on Competitiveness in the Michigan House of Representatives and the Chair on the Committee on Elections and Government Reform to support transparency and Michigan citizens' right to effective enforcement of the state's campaign finance and ethics laws. CLC opposes SB 1176 and SB 1250.
This summary highlights CLC’s work to protect voting rights during the 2018 Election. It involved both emergency litigation in several states and successful advocacy outside the courtroom. Our work did not end on Election Day, however; these cases will be ongoing and will determine the extent of protection for the right to vote in 2020 and beyond.
Plaintiffs in North Carolina’s partisan gerrymandering challenge, League of Women Voters of North Carolina v. Rucho, filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court today asking the court to affirm the lower court’s ruling that found the entire state’s plan to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. CLC the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), and University of Chicago Professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos represent plaintiffs in the case.
Today, plaintiffs filed this motion requesting that the Court grant relief based on intentional violations of the Fourteenth Amendment in the 2011 Congressional and State House district plans.
On March 12, 2018, Rucho et al. filed a jurisdictional statement asking the Court to hold this case pending the decisions of other gerrymandering cases, Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone.
Rucho et al. filed an appendix to their jurisdictional statement that asked the Court to hold this case pending the decisions of other gerrymandering cases, Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone.
The Supreme Court granted North Carolina's emergency application to stay the decision by the lower court, which struck down its maps and ordered them to be redrawn.
A new report from Campaign Legal Center (CLC) takes a more holistic view of the relationship between disclosure laws and the First Amendment. Rather than focusing on the negative implications of disclosure, this report explains how political transparency promotes First Amendment values by ensuring voters have the information necessary to make meaningful choices on Election Day.
CLC submitted an a friend-of-the-court brief on November 28, 2018 in support of Maine's ability to use the ranked choice voting system that its voters chose.
CLC has released this report looking at campaign finance trends from this election cycle - in particular, huge levels of outside spending, new ploys super PACs found to keep their donors hidden until after election day, and how new tools like the Facebook ad archive underscored the importance of transparency around (and disclaimers on) digital political ads.