Holding Leaders Accountable


Shining a light on corruption by public officials and candidates who put their own interests ahead of public service.


Fighting Corruption

When those in power abuse their position through dishonest or fraudulent conduct, we seek legal remedies at the state and national levels.

Demanding Accountability

To ensure the strength of our democracy, elected officials must be accountable to the people they represent. We make sure they have to answer for their actions.


We carefully investigate ethical and legal violations by politicians at all levels and bring wrongdoing to public light.

“Russell Fagg is running a shadow campaign, breaking federal election law, and violating Montana’s judicial ethical guidelines.”

The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against Judge Russell Fagg for multiple violations of campaign finance law, including engaging in extensive campaign activities for U.S. Senate in Montana without filing as a candidate for any office.

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  • ADLF Asks For Investigation Into Pruitt Exploiting the EPA for Personal Financial Gain

    ADLF Asks For Investigation Into Pruitt Exploiting the EPA for Personal Financial Gain The American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF), a government watchdog organization, is asking the Office of Government Ethics to investigate Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s misuse of his public office for personal financial gain.  The complaint filed today follows reports that Pruitt directed his scheduler […]

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  • Rick Scott Must Open Independent Investigation Into Background Check Scandal

    The American Democracy Legal Fund today called for Gov. Rick Scott to immediately open an independent investigation following a report in the Tampa Bay Times that the state of Florida approved tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits without performing a rigorous background check, allowing people with dangerous intentions or mental health problems to carry a gun in public.

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  • New Legal Problems For Michael Cohen Revealed By ADLF Investigation Request Filed Today With The FEC

    New Legal Problems For Michael Cohen Revealed By ADLF Investigation Request Filed Today With The FEC  A new complaint from the American Democracy Legal Fund filed with the Federal Election Commission today reveals a new avenue of potential legal woes for Michael Cohen, Donald Trump, and the Trump campaign related to Cohen’s $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels. ADLF is alleging […]

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