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On Aug. 2, 2022, a federal district court in Texas ordered Texas Secretary of State John B. Scott to produce records responsive to National Voter Registration Act requests made by Campaign Legal Center (CLC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas (ACLU Texas), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and DĒMOS. The requested records pertain to a state program that threatens to remove naturalized citizens from the voter rolls.
On Aug. 2, 2022, a federal district court in Texas ordered Texas Secretary of State John B. Scott to produce records responsive to National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) requests made by Campaign Legal Center (CLC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas (ACLU Texas), the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and DĒMOS. The requested records pertain to a state program that threatens to remove naturalized citizens from the voter rolls.
On July 20, 2022, Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 14 bipartisan cosponsors introduced the Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022 (ECRA) (S. 4573), and this vital legislation would update the Electoral Count Act of 1887 (ECA) and help prevent attempts to sabotage the results of presidential elections. In this position paper, Campaign Legal Center urges Congress to modernize the ECA without further delay.
On July 18, the plaintiffs amended their complaint against Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs challenging H.B. 2492 and H.B. 2243, an extreme anti-voter law that imposes documentary proof of residence and citizenship requirements on voter registration, discriminates against naturalized U.S. citizens, Native Americans, Latinos and members of other racial and language minority communities, and strips certain voters of the right to vote in presidential elections and by mail. The amended complaint adds claims under the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and Voting Rights Act, includes new plaintiffs, the San Carlos Apache Tribe, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and Arizona Coalition for Change, and adds a challenge to H.B. 2243.
This is a list of members who have been investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics and whether they cooperated.
The House Committee investigating the January 6th attack on our country will hold its third hearing today at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, focusing on the former President’s effort on and leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to refuse to count lawful electoral votes....
On April 6, Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Arizona Students’ Association and ADRC Action sent Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs an official letter giving her notice of the violations of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) caused by H.B. 2492. This letter is a prerequisite to suing under the NVRA.
The federal district court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss, allowing this case challenging New Jersey’s primary ballot design rules to proceed to discovery. Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a brief with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice on behalf of the League of Women Voters and Salvation and Justice highlighting the harms that these flawed ballot design rules impose on voters, and particularly voters of color.
Campaign Legal Center and 15 others across the political spectrum call for President Biden to uphold his campaign promise to actively support legislation that would prohibit members of Congress from trading stock.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted testimony in support of amending the Washington Voting Rights Act (WVRA) to include a preclearance system. CLC’s testimony focused on the benefits of preclearing election law changes to avoid costly litigation and prevent discriminatory voting practices from coming into effect, as well as the ease of administering a preclearance system.
On April 1, 2022, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) founder and president Trevor Potter submitted an expert statement to the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a friend of the court brief on behalf several former Department of Justice attorneys in Arkansas NAACP v. State of Arkansas. In Arkansas NAACP v. State of Arkansas, organizations appealed a federal district court’s decision that private parties are not allowed to file lawsuits under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.