Daily Media Links 2/21: New York Attorney General Schneiderman Goes After Citizens United’s Donors, Don’t Feed the Russian Troll Hysteria, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: President Trump And The Issue Of Free Speech By Thomas Wheatley Donald Trump is hardly the first public official to want to get back at his critics using libel laws. If he sues the publisher of “Fire and Fury,” the book on his presidency, he’ll likely fail. It’s worth revisiting […]

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Daily Media Links 2/20: Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers, The Charging Mystery in the Russia Indictments-And Its Indication of What Comes Next in the Mueller Investigation, and more…

In the News ABC News: Porn star who alleged Trump affair: I can now tell my story By Jake Pearson and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press Stormy Daniels, the porn star whom Donald Trump’s attorney acknowledges paying $130,000 just before Election Day, believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man […]

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Daily Media Links 2/16: Citizens United loses free speech appeal over New York donor rules, Facebook, Google Could Face New Rules on Political Ads, and more…

In the News Concord Monitor: “Fix It America” constitutional amendment is latest attempt to undo First Amendment By Joe Albanese Will the Twenty-Eighth Amendment be a repeal of the First? One proposed amendment might amount to that. It calls for sweeping regulations on the ability to practice free speech in politics, and even says its […]

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Daily Media Links 2/15: Fake News and Bots May Be Worrisome, but Their Political Power Is Overblown, Missouri Supreme Court Rules for Campaign Violation Fees, and more…

Free Speech Reason: Wired Thinks Free Speech Has Been Tried and Failed By Brian Doherty The most casual gloss on the history of First Amendment litigation in America should make it obvious, especially for Trump- and GOP-haters, exactly how dangerous it is to casually toss aside the principle of legal protection for free speech. Consider, for […]

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Daily Media Links 2/14: Campaign finance reform bill introduced, over objections from Reps. Giddings, Scott, Political Speech at the Polling Place: A Preview of Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, and more…

In the News MassLive: OCPF transparency rules could discourage donations, critics say By Katie Lannan, State House News Service Proposed campaign finance regulations governing non-profits’ disclosure of donors came under fire Tuesday from groups that called them overly broad and warned they could discourage contributions… Allen Dickerson, the Institute for Free Speech’s legal director, said the […]

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Daily Media Links 2/13: Washington loses a free-speech champion, Mayor Wants City Charter Revision to Tackle Campaign Finance, and more… 

In the News ProPublica: I Approved This Facebook Message – But You Don’t Know That By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries Hundreds of federal political ads – including those from major players such as the Democratic National Committee and the Donald Trump 2020 campaign – are running on Facebook without adequate disclaimer language, likely violating Federal Election Commission […]

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Daily Media Links 2/12: We don’t need more campaign finance laws, Facebook’s Brewing Legal Battle With States and Cities, and more…

In the News Federalist Society: Donor privacy and Campaign Related Speech [2018 Annual Western Chapters Conference] (Video) With federal proposals like the DISCLOSE Act sidelined by Republicans in Congress, some state governments officials, including state secretaries of state, have sought to place limitations on campaign speech through other methods. State legislators have proposed new state […]

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Daily Media Links 2/9: Senate Intelligence Committee Writing Report on Election Vulnerabilities Ahead of Midterms, One Conservative Activist Is Flooding State Enforcement Agencies With Questionable Complaints, and more…

Congress Wall Street Journal: Senate Intelligence Committee Writing Report on Election Vulnerabilities Ahead of Midterms By Byron Tau The Senate Intelligence Committee is drafting a report on vulnerabilities in the U.S. election system that is expected to be released in the coming weeks, according to lawmakers and aides, in what will be the first product […]

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Federalist Society: Donor privacy and Campaign Related Speech [2018 Annual Western Chapters Conference] (Video) (In the News)

With federal proposals like the DISCLOSE Act sidelined by Republicans in Congress, some state governments officials, including state secretaries of state, have sought to place limitations on campaign speech through other methods. State legislators have proposed new state laws against “dark money” and advocated new disclosure regimes as well as increased restrictions on speech and political engagement by key public officials who coordinate on a national level. City lawmakers have proposed public financing regimes as well as matching funds, which are often far more restrictive than with state law. State Secretaries of State have proposed rules to implement failed campaign finance reform proposals and impose heightened donor disclosure regulations as well as requiring more detailed financial disclosures from non-profit organizations. Do these campaign speech proposals and increased pushes toward greater disclosure lead to more transparency and freer and fairer elections, or do these efforts infringe upon First Amendment rights?

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Daily Media Links 2/8: FEC commissioner’s departure leaves panel with bare-minimum quorum, How about a little bipartisanship to protect nonprofits and privacy?, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: If $1,000 is crumbs, as Nancy Pelosi says, then campaign disclosure laws are out of date By Bradley A. Smith If Nancy Pelosi thinks that $1,000 is “crumbs,” why does she support a law that requires every American who contributes more than $200 (and as little as $10 in some […]

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.