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Thompson v. Hebdon is a First Amendment challenge to Alaska’s campaign finance law, including its contribution limits for state legislative candidates and its limit on contributions from out-of-state donors. CLC filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Ninth Circuit Court.
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.