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Campaign Legal Center (CLC) asks the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Sen. Tommy Tuberville for a possible violation of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. Sen. Tuberville failed to properly disclose nearly 130 separate stock and stock-option trades together worth at least $894,000 and as much as $3.5 million.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) asks the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to investigate Rep. Pat Fallon for a possible violation of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act and House rules. Rep. Fallon failed to properly disclose 93 stock trades together worth at least $7.8 million and as much as $17.53 million.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) asks the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to investigate Rep. Blake Moore for a possible violation of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act and House rules. Rep. Moore failed to properly disclose 70 separate stock and stock-option trades together worth at least $70,000 and as much as $1.1 million.
On July 9, 2021, CLC presented testimony to the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission in support of ending prison gerrymandering using the reallocation method.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed the dismissal of the plaintiffs’ case, upholding Michigan’s independent redistricting commission as consistent with the First Amendment.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint asking the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to investigate possible violations of House rules by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy appears to have paid below market rate for a luxury apartment, an improper gift in violation of House gift rules; in the alternative, he may have used leadership political action committee (PAC) funds to offset the cost of rent, which would be a violation of the personal use ban.
The Census Bureau produced a briefing memo for former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about the Census Bureau’s plan for estimating the undocumented immigrant population in response to Campaign Legal Center's (CLC) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the bureau. The memo includes strategic analysis on three options that the bureau considered using to carry out the Trump administration’s plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment count.
This issue brief examines how the Census Bureau’s decision to use differential privacy to protect the confidentiality of the 2020 Census data will impact redistricting and voting rights.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee requesting an investigation into whether Sen. Ted Cruz violated Senate ethics rules by converting campaign funds to personal use. Sen. Cruz’s campaign committee spent up to $18,000 on Facebook ads exclusively promoting Sen. Cruz’s book, for which he stands to receive royalties, seemingly in violation of the personal use ban.
On March 31, 2021, the district court issued an opinion declaring that Virginia Beach’s system of election violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting strength of Black, Latino, and Asian American voters, enjoining the use of that system and granting the plaintiffs’ request for attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted an open letter calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a new routine use exception that would enable the Federal Bureau of Prisons to share the data necessary to allow states and localities to implement two pro-democracy reforms: enacting universal enfranchisement and abolishing prison gerrymandering. The League of Women Voters and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs joined in support.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted testimony to support a bill that would abolish prison gerrymandering in Connecticut. The testimony stated that Connecticut’s system of prison gerrymandering distorts the redistricting process and deprives Connecticut communities of fair and equal representation.
Campaign Legal Center conducted a study of members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ cooperation with ethics investigations initiated by the U.S. Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). The findings show that members of Congress from both major political parties refuse to fully cooperate with ethics investigations, and the rate of cooperation has declined in recent Congresses.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) asks the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to investigate Rep. Tom Malinowski for a possible violation of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act and House rules. From 2019 to 2021, Rep. Malinowski made more than one hundred stock trades worth approximately between $1.3 million to $5 million without filing any periodic transaction reports as required by the STOCK Act and House rules.
Campaign Legal Center (CLC) organized a coalition sign on letter of 11 organizations to oppose a bill that would reinstate prison-based gerrymandering in Maryland. The letter advocates for the protection of the “No Representation Without Population Act” – which was in danger of repeal – to ensure that incarcerated individuals are counted as residents in the place they lived prior to their imprisonment.