Latest Developments

Illinois Court Rules Trump Disqualified for Engaging in Insurrection, Cannot Appear on Illinois Ballots

CHICAGO–In a historic ruling, Judge Tracie Porter of the Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois ruled today that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection and is disqualified from the presidency under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment (the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause). This makes Illinois the third state (after Colorado and Maine) to rule that Trump is
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Free Speech For People Statement on the Supreme Court argument in Trump v. Anderson

Every court and state official that has addressed the merits of a challenge to Donald Trump’s eligibility under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment — in Colorado, Maine, and Illinois — has concluded that Trump engaged in insurrection. In 150 minutes of argument, no one, not Trump’s lawyer nor any of the Justices, seriously disputed
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Voter Suppression Trial Wraps Up in Texas

The US District Court in San Antonio heard closing arguments this week in our lawsuit against Texas to challenge key provisions of SB 1, one of the harshest and most sweeping pieces of voter suppression legislation in decades. During the trial, we heard testimony from voters who struggled to vote due to the barriers imposed
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San Jose bars multinational corporations from spending money to influence city elections

Following Minnesota and Seattle, the San Jose City Council passed a landmark bill on Tuesday that bans foreign corporate spending in city elections. SAN JOSE, CA (January 9, 2024) – Today, the San Jose City Council approved a landmark campaign finance law that will combat the influence of foreign corporate spending in city elections. The
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