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Filibuster Appeal Brief

June 18, 2013

Filibuster Appeal Brief in Common Cause v. Biden, Common Cause's lawsuit to stop the unconstitutional 60-vote filibuster rule in the Senate

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New Allegations of Tax Code Violations by Exxon and ALEC Filed with IRS

October 6, 2016; Press Release, Status Update

Today, the Center for Media and Democracy and Common Cause provided new evidence to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) showing that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is falsely claiming tax-exempt status as a charity and that the ExxonMobil Corporation has intentionally misused the organization for nearly two decades to advance its legislative agenda.

It's time to ask about democracy.

October 5, 2016; Blog Post, Status Update

In the next presidential debate, moderators from CNN and ABC will consider asking some of the top 30 questions voted on by the public, so we have the opportunity to ask both candidates about important democracy reforms. These are seven questions that must be asked.

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On the Brink of a Constitutional Crisis

December 2, 2015

All but unnoticed by the public and press, balanced budget activists and an assortment of big money interests are close to triggering a political and governmental crisis in the form of a new constitutional convention, Common Cause argues in a report released today. “The Dangerous Path. Big Money’s Plan to Shred the Constitution,” examines a decades-old campaign on behalf of a convention under Article V of the Constitution. The unprecedented assembly could re-write the 238-year old Constitution, imperiling civil rights and the system of checks and balances at the heart of the nation’s charter, the report warns.

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