Daily Media Links 5/25: Protecting Nonprofit Donors, FEC rejects proposal to consider new rules on foreign spending in US elections, and more…

IRS Wall Street Journal: Protecting Nonprofit Donors By Editorial Board At a Tuesday Senate Appropriations hearing, Montana Republican Steve Daines asked Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter whether the agency is considering the necessity of IRS 990 Schedule B. These are the forms that nonprofits must supply to the IRS listing donors who contribute more than […]

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Daily Media Links 5/24: Judge Rules Trump May Not Block Critics on Twitter, Congressional hearing explores freedom of speech crisis on college campuses, and more…

The Courts Wall Street Journal: Judge Rules Trump May Not Block Critics on Twitter By Rebecca Ballhaus Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the Southern District of New York ruled that the president’s blocking of Twitter users from viewing his feed based on their political speech “constitutes viewpoint discrimination that violates the First Amendment.” She termed Mr. […]

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Daily Media Links 5/23: Democrats Try to Thread the Needle on Russia in New Anti-Corruption Platform, Missouri ethics panel has eyes on ‘dark money’ as donations roll in for ballot measures, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: The Different Ways States Regulate And Protect Our First Amendment Rights By Scott Blackburn To understand the differences in how states restrict citizens’ abilities to support their favored candidates and causes, the Institute for Free Speech categorized each of the 50 states’ contribution-limit laws and measured their impact on free speech. […]

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Daily Media Links 5/22: Dems expand 2018 message to ‘draining the swamp,’ Tech Advertising Group Urges More Online Political Ad Disclosure, and more…

In the News Evansville Courier & Press: Indiana among top states for political speech rights By Joe Albanese The Institute’s Free Speech Index scores and ranks all 50 states on their laws governing political giving, grading them from A+ to F. Fortunately, Indiana ranked as one of the top states in the country, earning an A grade. […]

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Daily Media Links 5/21: News Organizations Flag Concerns on Facebook’s Political-Ad Rules, Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption, and more…

In the News The Hill: Remembering a major victory for free speech, 40 years later By Thomas Wheately The case, known as First National Bank of Boston v. Bellotti, challenged the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law that censored speech by corporations on ballot measures. The law included criminal penalties. In a 5-4 decision, the Court struck […]

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Daily Media Links 5/18: When Social Media Debunk Conspiracy Theories, Women have won nearly half of the House Democratic primaries so far, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Maryland lawmakers voted to criminalize online speech in the name of security By Eric Wang More than a thousand students gathered at the Maryland state capitol in March as part of the national “March for Our Lives” demonstrations against school shootings. Presumably, these students used the Internet, social media, or mobile […]

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Daily Media Links 5/17: ACLU says judge’s order stopping ‘dark money’ ads is unconstitutional, Senators Grill Whistleblower on Cambridge Analytica’s Inner Workings, and more…

In the News Wiley Rein Election Law News: New Study Ranks States’ Campaign Contribution Laws By Caleb P. Burns and Eric Wang Based on how campaign finance laws are often portrayed in the news media, the conventional wisdom holds that the campaign finance system is in need of perpetual “reform.” Such reforms typically entail a […]

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Daily Media Links 5/16: Beware the DNC’s lawsuit against the Trump campaign, Suit filed to block plan to restrict power of Clean Elections, and more…

In the News American Thinker: Is Your State Restricting Your Ability to Support Candidates? By Luke Wachob A new report by the Institute for Free Speech grades the states on political giving freedom and offers the clearest picture to date of how states limit contributions to candidates, political parties, and political action committees. These limits […]

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Daily Media Links 5/15: Arkansas Supreme Court justice files suit to block TV ads, says election attacks false, Court upholds convictions of 2012 Ron Paul campaign staffers, and more…

In the News Center for Public Integrity: Politicos beware: Court ruling could prompt more transparent campaign spending By Carrie Levine The decision Friday involved three staffers from the 2012 presidential campaign of Ron Paul, R-Texas. The Paul staff members – Jesse Benton, John Tate and Demetrios Kesari – were convicted in 2016 of charges connected to […]

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Daily Media Links 5/14: A Mayor Tries to Zone Out Free Speech, History shows that outside money in San Diego races doesn’t necessarily bring success, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech Did a D.C. Federal Court Fail the “Major Purpose Test”? By Mike Columbo A recent opinion by Judge Christopher R. Cooper of the federal District Court in Washington, D.C. poses new risks for advocacy groups and their supporters. The ruling erodes a constitutional limitation on the power of the […]

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