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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Citizens Union filed an amicus brief in support of neither party explaining the harms and undemocratic nature of extreme partisan gerrymandering and urging the New York Court of Appeals to apply the state’s express constitutional standards barring gerrymandering and invalidate any maps that constitute partisan gerrymanders.
Following a four-day trial, a Kansas district court concluded that the congressional map enacted by the Kansas Legislature is a partisan gerrymander that also intentionally and effectively dilutes minority votes in violation of the Kansas Constitution. The court enjoined the use of the map in future elections, including in 2022.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed an amicus brief in support of neither party explaining the harms and undemocratic nature of extreme partisan gerrymandering and urging a New York appellate court to apply the state’s express constitutional standards barring gerrymandering and invalidate any maps that constitute partisan gerrymanders.
Following a four-day trial in Wyandotte County District Court, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and its partners filed proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law, asking the trial court to hold that the Kansas congressional redistricting plan, known as Ad Astra 2, violates the Kansas Constitution because it is an extreme partisan gerrymander and because it intentionally dilutes the votes of minority voters.
Campaign Legal Center submitted this amicus brief to the Maryland Court of Appeals advocating for the court to explicitly rule that partisan gerrymandering violates the Maryland Declaration of Rights.
On April 1, 2022, the court denied plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction in Banerian v. Benson, upholding the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission’s enacted congressional redistricting plan.
Read the remarks from speakers at the press conference discussing League of Women Voters of Utah v. Utah State Legislature.
Read more about the individual and organizational plaintiffs in League of Women Voters of Utah v. Utah State Legislature.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, or Senate Ethics Committee, to disclose whether it authorized senior committee staff members’ stock holdings that appear to violate Senate rules, which ban ownership of stocks that conflict with their employing committee’s jurisdiction.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Utah counsel at Parr Brown Gee & Loveless and Zimmerman Booher filed a complaint on behalf of League of Women Voters of Utah, Mormon Women for Ethical Government and individual voters challenging Utah’s new partisan gerrymandered congressional map and the Utah Legislature’s repeal of a 2018 anti-gerrymandering citizen initiative law.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and UCLA Voting Rights Project filed an amended complaint against Galveston County challenging the county’ drawing of discriminatory Commissioners Court maps in violation of the Voting Rights Act, and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and co-counsel filed a brief in opposition to the legislature’s and four individual voter’s application to stay implementation of state legislative maps selected by the Wisconsin Supreme Court following legislative impasse, on behalf of Black Leaders Organizing for Communities, Voces de la Frontera, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and three individual Wisconsin voters.
The 2012 Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act failed in its objectives to prevent corruption or its appearance and ensure that Congress prioritizes the public over their own interests. This failure has made it clear that transparency alone is not enough to penalize insider trading and increase public trust, and CLC’s calls for meaningful reform reflect this unsustainable status quo.