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Americans for Prosperity Foundation has failed to comply with California state law by providing its list of donors with the AG's office. They are challenging the law. CLC filed a brief in favor of the law, which seeks to protect taxpayers against fraud.
CLC sued the FEC for failing to enforce federal transparency laws, enabling Big Tent Project, an entity funded by secret money, to avoid reporting its contributions, expenditures and debts. The FEC has failed to protect the public’s right to know who is seeking to influence elections.
Congress should pass and President Joe Biden should sign into law the comprehensive set of democracy reforms outlined in H.R. 1/S. 1 to advance the freedom to vote, strengthen ethics laws, end partisan gerrymandering and decrease the influence of wealthy special interests in our political system.
The city of Virginia Beach has used an at-large voting system to elect members to the City Council since 1966. The lawsuit asks the court to change the City’s election system to one that would allow minorities to elect their candidates of choice to the City Council.
CLC joined Common Cause Rhode Island and the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island in filing an amicus brief in federal appellate court to support Rhode Island’s defense of its transparency law for groups that spend significant amounts of money to influence state elections.
CLC sued the FEC for its failure to act on the administrative complaint filed against Heritage Action for not disclosing who paid for its election advertising during the 2018 election cycle, violating federal law and depriving voters of the right to know who funded its spending to influence...
CLC sued the FEC for its failure to act on an administrative complaint CLC had filed against Iowa Values, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the reelection of Sen. Joni Ernst. By failing to register with the FEC as a federal PAC, Iowa Values violated federal law and deprived voters of the right to...
Michigan voters approved a constitutional amendment to create an independent redistricting commission to redraw the state’s voting districts. Two groups of plaintiffs sued to block its implementation. CLC serves as co-counsel for the Defendant Voters Not Politicians, a nonpartisan, citizen-led...
On Dec. 1, 2020, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed an amicus brief in federal district court in support of New Jersey’s defense of its longstanding law prohibiting campaign contributions by banks and certain other corporations.
The federal contractor ban, which has been in place for over 75 years, prohibits government contractors from making federal political contributions to avoid the appearance or reality that taxpayer-funded contracts are for sale. CLC is working to ensure that this important protection against pay-to...
CLC challenged the FEC’s delay in enforcing key provisions of federal campaign finance law, including the ban on “straw donors,” against SCYWSE, LLC, which gave a $150,000 contribution to a federal super PAC despite having no public history of any business or commercial activity.
CLC urges the President to give the Census Bureau the time it needs to complete a fair and accurate count, and the use of total population rather than citizen population for reapportionment and redistricting.
This case considers whether the FEC can shield its enforcement decisions from any court review whenever a minority of commissioners invoke “prosecutorial discretion” as one reason for dismissing serious alleged violations of campaign finance law.
CLC sued the Federal Election Commission for its failure to enforce transparency laws, allowing large, anonymous donors to funnel millions of dollars into political activity through 45Committee, a dark money group. The FEC’s failure to act threatens transparency and public trust in our elections.
Montana has strong transparency requirements for businesses that make political contributions and expenditures while seeking lucrative contracts with state government agencies. CLC is urging the court to uphold these requirements, which advance core First Amendment principles in promoting political...
CLC is challenging North Dakota’s onerous requirements to get North Dakota Voters First’s (NDVF) proposed constitutional amendment before voters. NDVF, CLC’s client, is seeking to implement impartial legislative redistricting and instant runoff voting in North Dakota.
CLC has sued the Federal Election Commission for its more than four-year delay in enforcing a federal prohibition on candidates establishing or operating super PACs as “slush funds” for their campaigns. The lawsuit is based on a FEC complaint CLC filed asserting that the 2016 campaign of then...
CLC filed suit against the U.S. Census Bureau under the Freedom of Information Act, seeking access to documents about the Bureau’s efforts to use state driver-license records to help estimate how many adult U.S. citizens live on each census block in the nation.
CLC sued the Federal Election Commission for its failure to enforce transparency laws, as billions of dollars are being spent in secret on Facebook election ads. Voters have a right to know who is spending money to influence their vote so they can be informed when weighing their credibility.