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07.15.2024

Common Cause Urges Political Leaders to “Elevate Civil Discourse”

"As we enter the heat of a national campaign for president, we call on all political leaders to elevate our civil discourse and guide us in a national conversation founded on basic respect, not partisan rhetoric."

Voting & Elections 07.10.2024

Common Cause Urges “No” Vote on Anti-Voter SAVE Act

Common Cause is urging every member of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote “no” when the “SAVE” Act is expected to be brought to the floor later this week. The letter flags the legislation as a solution in search of a problem and stresses that the proposed “solution” would actually deny the right to vote to millions of Americans. Common Cause plans to key-vote this legislation in its Democracy Scorecard, which is sent to its more than 1.5 million members, as well as state and national press.

Delayed & Dangerous SCOTUS Ruling Allows Trump to Avoid January 6th Trial Until After the Election

Today, in a ruling that likely comes too late to hold a trial prior to the election, the U.S. Supreme Court in Trump v. United States found that presidents are immune from prosecution for actions within their conclusive and preclusive constitutional authority, and are presumptively immune from prosecution for official acts and returned the case to the district court. Common Cause’s brief in the case had urged the High Court to rule expeditiously, citing previous cases – including United States v. Nixon and Bush v. Gore – where the Justices acted quickly when the presidency was at stake and the public interest demanded speed.

07.1.2024

Common Cause Urges Passage of Youth Voting Rights Act

Group highlights youth voting on 26 Amendment Anniversary

Media & Democracy 06.26.2024

SCOTUS Strikes Down Injunction Barring Contacts with Social Media Platforms on Disinformation

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an injunction barring the White House and other government agencies from communicating with and encouraging social media platforms to curb the spread of mis- and disinformation. The injunction also limited the government’s ability to communicate with civil society groups to limit disinformation online. The case stemmed from government outreach to the platforms about the dangerous spread of mis- and disinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines during the pandemic.

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