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Gill v. Whitford

Legal Filings

On October 3, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Gill v. Whitford, a landmark case that could for the first time in U.S. history set a nationwide limit on extreme partisan gerrymandering. Common Cause worked closely with the Campaign Legal Center, which litigated the case, and the Brennan Center for Justice to organize states, cities, bipartisan current and former elected officials, academics, civil rights and good government organizations, and others to speak with one voice against the manipulation of legislative districts for political advantage. Briefs in the case can be found below.

Power Shift: How People Can Take on the NRA

Research and Reports

Fixing our gun violence problem will require fixing our democracy — but together, ordinary people can take on the gun lobby and win.


New details appear to directly link Trump to the hush money negotiations and payment

We've amended our complaint to include President Trump himself as well as his personal attorney Michael Cohen for their roles in what appear to be numerous violations of campaign finance law related to the $130,000 hush money payment to Stephanie Clifford (a.k.a. Stormy Daniels) just weeks before the 2016 election.


DOJ & FEC Complaints Urge Full Investigation of Apparent Illegal Coordination Between Trump and RNC & Outside Groups

Common Cause filed complaints with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC), alleging reason to believe that President Trump and his campaign, Vice President Pence and his leadership PAC, the Republican National Committee (RNC), and a number of aides violated numerous campaign finance laws by coordinating “soft money” fundraising and spending with the super PAC America First Action (AFA) and the dark money group America First Policies (AFP).

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