Common Cause speaks out in defense of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a crucial provision that subjects any changes states with a history of discrimination make to election law to federal review.
SEIU v. Husted
Common Cause and League of Women Voters Ohio argue in this amicus brief that Ohio's rejection of provisional ballots miscast due to poll worker error violates the Fourteenth Amendment and denies Americans their right to vote due to someone else's mistake.
McCutcheon v. FEC
In an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court, Common Cause and partners, represented by the Campaign Legal Center, speak out in support of the limit on the aggregate limit of campaign contributions to federal candidates and political committees. The brief argues that striking down the limit would turn “a blind eye to the real world consequences of eliminating the longstanding aggregate limits … and disregard(s) the ways the limits continue to advance the governmental interest in preventing corruption and the appearance of corruption.”
Common Cause and partners speak out against a FEC rule change that would let secret donors stay secret, setting a lower standard for disclosure than even Citizens United.