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On May 30, 2019, a unanimous 6th Circuit panel upheld all challenged provisions of Kentucky’s ethics and campaign finance laws. The appellate court found that the provisions barring state legislators from receiving gifts and campaign contributions from state lobbyists were constitutional, and that plaintiffs—one sitting state senator and one legislative candidate—lacked standing to challenge the corresponding restrictions on lobbyists themselves.
Today the 5th Circuit affirmed the multi-million dollar verdict in the corruption case in Houston that CLC tried with Texas attorney Chad Dunn in 2016.
On February 28, 2019, the United States General Services Administration (GSA) settled with the Campaign Legal Center (CLC). CLC sued the GSA over its refusal to release travel information in response to CLC's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. GSA agreed to pay CLC $33,000 in attorney fees.
The district court reaffirmed CLC's trial win in November in the case against a Houston ISD official who had set up a “pay to play” scheme for contractor work. The court denied their motion for a new trial and judgment as a matter of law entirely.
Upon the vote of a majority of nonrecused active judges, it is ordered that this case be reheard en banc pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 35(a) and Circuit Rule 35-3. Judges McKeown and Murguia did not participate in the deliberations or vote in this case.