Farewell to The Colbert Report
The Campaign Legal Center would like to mark The Colbert Report’s “passing into Eternity” by recognizing the great success of Stephen Colbert in raising public awareness about the increasingly influential role of undisclosed money in politics. Mr. Colbert applied his creative genius to unravel the truthiness of today’s complicated and ever-evolving campaign finance regime.
Why Participation at the Federal Election Commission Matters, Despite the Agency's Dysfunction
We are sometimes asked why the Campaign Legal Center even bothers dealing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) anymore -- except to sue it for undermining the letter and the spirit of the laws passed by Congress (back when Congress passed campaign finance laws). For an answer, one need look no further than Judge Amy Berman Jackson's recent important decision in Van Hollen v. FEC, striking down the FEC's electioneering communication disclosure rules that have exacerbated the abuse of "dark money" in our elections.
How Stephen Colbert Schooled Americans in Campaign Finance
When I speak at law schools, I am always asked about the Colbert Super PAC “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow” and its sibling 501(c)(4), “Colbert Super PAC Shhh.” Almost every time, someone asks, “How did you and Stephen Colbert plan the story line of his coverage of money in politics?”
The High Cost to Democracy of the Budget Bill
Watch Video of the Voting Rights Institute in Miami Training the Next Generation of Voting Rights Lawyers and Activists
On October 8, the latest Voting Rights Institute training was held in Miami to train the next generation of Voting Rights attorneys and activists. Video of the session, sponsored by the Campaign Legal Center and the American Constitution Society, is now available.
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- We Must Draft Reforms That Can Survive Constitutional Review