The Center for Media and Democracy’s president, Lisa Graves, will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Federal Courts at 3:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2021 in a hearing titled, “What’s Wrong with the Supreme Court: The Big-Money Assault on Our Judiciary.”
Open Government Groups Call on Biden to Make Transparency a Top Priority
CMD joins 42 other organizations in a letter calling on President Biden to strengthen FOIA, preserve key Trump administration documents, and stop the over-classification of government information.
CMD Joins Call for Trump’s Removal from Office
CMD’s executive director and president of the board have joined with more than 1,300 attorneys to defend the rule of law and call for President Trump’s removal from office for inciting his backers to insurrection.
CMD Files Lawsuit…Again Against IRS for Refusing to Release Tax Records
The Center for Media and Democracy filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service in federal court on Thursday, December 4, 2020, for illegally withholding tax documents for five right-wing funders.
Watchdog Group Files Suit Against Ohio AG Dave Yost for Withholding Records of Dealings with Powerful Influence Groups
The Center for Media and Democracy filed suit in Ohio’s Court of Appeals today against Ohio Attorney General David Yost for his office’s refusal to hand over records concerning Yost’s work with two powerful and partisan influence groups, the Republican Attorneys General Association, and its sister organization, the Rule of Law Defense Fund, in violation of the Ohio Public Records Act.
CMD Joins Legal Community Call to End Baseless Claims of Election Fraud
More than 1,200 lawyers across the country take a stand against the Trump campaign’s dangerous attempt to disenfranchise millions and call for the lawyers making false claims in court to be held accountable.
Net Worth of Wisconsin Billionaires Jumps $11 Billion Since Pandemic
Spike in wealth – led by John Menard, Jr., Herbert Kohler, Jr., and Diane Hendricks – is five times more than Wisconsin’s $2 billion revenue shortfall, according to a new report.
Senator Whitehouse Calls Out Dark-Money Networks Behind Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS Nomination
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse draws on CMD research to connect the dots between the dark money forces hand-picking Trump’s Supreme Court nominees and those spending millions to bankroll right-wing, pro-corporate amicus briefs in scores of important Supreme Court cases.
House Testimony: Postmaster Louis DeJoy Should Be Fired or Resign
Lisa Graves, board president of CMD, called for DeJoy’s removal due to his conflicts of interest and alleged campaign finance violations at a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on Monday.
Watchdog Groups Call for Ethics Investigation of Senator Ron Johnson’s Misuse of Committee to Promote Political Disinformation
Nonprofit ethics watchdogs American Oversight and the Center for Media and Democracy today submitted a complaint to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into Senator Ron Johnson’s abuse of his official position as chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.