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Daily Media Links 1/16: Our elections are in danger. Congress must defend them., Political Speech at the Polling Place: A Preview of Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech Amicus Curiae Brief of the Institute for Free Speech in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky The illiberal assumption behind Minnesota’s law-that Americans are incapable of knowingly being around those with whom they disagree-is unproven and irreconcilable with many of this Court’s cornerstone First Amendment precedents.  These concerns are […]

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Daily Media Links 1/12: Trump Says Congress Won’t Change Libel Laws, But That’s A Decision For The States, Free speech trumps fake news, and more…

Free Speech Detroit News: Free speech trumps fake news By Ingrid Jacques I’m a journalist. So all this derogatory talk about the media and fake news is annoying. But what I find alarming is the growing demand to “do something” about false or misleading news. Such calls should make anyone who cares about free speech […]

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Daily Media Links 1/11: Trump Says Administration Will Take ‘Strong Look’ at Libel Laws, FEC’s New Facebook Ruling Requires Ad Sharing Info Yet Gives Reformers Little to Like, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech D.C. Taxpayers Would Have a “Greater Voice” if They Could Choose Whether to Contribute to Local Politicians By Alex Cordell The sponsor of the Fair Elections Act, David Grosso, boasted that it would give the people of D.C. a “greater voice” in government. But it seems odd to […]

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Daily Media Links 1/10: Democrats search for Russians – any Russians – for collusion story, D.C. Council unanimously votes to create public campaign finance program, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: New York City and Los Angeles offer cautionary tales for DC’s ‘Fair Elections Act’ By Luke Wachob Taking cues from New York City and Los Angeles, also beset by government corruption, a D.C. Council committee has unanimously approved a bill that would inject taxpayer money directly into partisan politics. At […]

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Daily Media Links 1/9: Ahead Of Key Vote, Bowser Comes Out Against Public Financing Of Political Campaigns In D.C., Fake News, Real Censorship, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech Candidate Oprah? Campaign Finance Laws Would Give Her a Leg Up By Luke Wachob Imagine a new candidate just starting her campaign for federal office. She needs money to pay for staff, transportation, lodging, and promotional materials, such as yard signs and bumper stickers. If she’s like most […]

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Daily Media Links 1/8: Book Banning Bunkum, Scholars Get The Real Scoop on ‘Fake News,’ and more…  

Free Speech Wall Street Journal: Book Banning Bunkum By Editorial Board “Libel laws are very weak in this country. If they were strong it would be very helpful,” Mr. Trump said on Saturday at a press event, joining the queue of politicians who wish they could sue journalists. In February 2016 as a candidate, Mr. […]

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Daily Media Links 1/5: 9th Circuit rules Idaho’s ‘ag-gag’ law illegally targeted free speech, investigative journalism, States and Cities Took on Secret Election Spending in 2017, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech  A Teachable Moment for @alt_fec The Twitter handle @alt_fec, which claims the mantle of “resistance” to the present administration, has tweeted to request our views on the First Amendment implications of a letter from a private attorney to a private publisher concerning Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump […]

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Daily Media Links 1/4: WV secretary of state to enforce ban on anonymous campaign ads, Is This Justice? Deborah Jordahl And Her Family Lived The Real John Doe, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech Brief for Amicus Curiae Institute for Free Speech in Support of Petitioner in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach [T]he Institute for Free Speech respectfully submits that this Court should reject any mode of analysis for First Amendment retaliatory arrest claims that ignores whether protected speech actually was […]

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Daily Media Links 1/3: Regulatory Spotlight Shines on Facebook, Twitter Political Ads, There’s still little evidence that Russia’s 2016 social media efforts did much of anything, and more…

In the News Washington Post: D.C.’s Fair Elections Act would give more power to the powerful By David Keating and Thomas Wheatley The so-called Fair Elections Act of 2017, a measure that would provide a five-to-one tax financing match to small-dollar donations to D.C. candidates, cleared committee this month. The sponsor markets the proposal as “giving […]

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Daily Media Links 12/22: US Supreme Court Arguments Set in Riviera Beach First Amendment Case, First Batch of Inauguration Day Protesters Acquitted In Key First Amendment Case, and more…

Supreme Court Daily Business Review: US Supreme Court Arguments Set in Riviera Beach First Amendment Case The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Feb. 27 in a First Amendment case stemming from the arrest of a frequent government critic as he spoke during a city council meeting. The Supreme Court this week issued an oral-argument […]

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