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Daily Media Links 10/19: McCain Joins Push for Disclosure About Political Ads on Social Media, Never let it be said that being anti-free speech is an explicitly left-wing college thing, and more…

Free Speech Washington Examiner: Never let it be said that being anti-free speech is an explicitly left-wing college thing By Becket Adams Never let it be said that woke left-wing college kids have a corner on the anti-free speech market. Depending on what’s being said, some self-avowed Republicans say they too would support efforts to […]

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Daily Media Links 10/18: Should Political Ads on Facebook Include Disclaimers?, West Virginia AG Says Election Pamphlet Law Unconstitutional, and more…

Free Speech First Amendment Watch: From Liberty Tree to Taking a Knee: America’s Founding Era Sheds Light on the NFL Controversy By Stephen Solomon Symbolic speech as a form of protest, like taking a knee at a football game while others stand for the National Anthem, enjoys a long history in America. It’s been a […]

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Daily Media Links 10/17: The Citizens United Disaster That Wasn’t, A review of surveys on free speech and expression, and more…

Free Speech Inside Higher Ed: Presidents and Provosts Gather to Consider Free Speech Issues By Scott Jaschik Just last week, students shouted down talks at Columbia University and the University of Michigan. Those doing the shouting down were generally students aligned with the political left, but supporters of President Trump also shut down a talk […]

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Daily Media Links 10/16: Trump vs. the First Amendment, Google, Facebook putting an early mark on political advertising bills, and more…

CCP Over a Year Later, Coloradans Find out Exactly What was in Legislators’ Disclosure Bill By Alex Cordell In their rush to hurriedly pass this bill, legislators neglected to notice that the language in the measure accidentally triggered the same requirements for legislative and statewide candidates running in the 2018 election. Now, 30 days before […]

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Daily Media Links 10/13: Massachusetts’ Top Court to Rule On Union Campaign Donation Loophole, Justice Holmes’s Free-Speech Lesson, and more…

In the News USA Today: China’s Internet censors know how to block Russian interference By Eric Wang China censors any agitators, foreign or domestic, on social media. Politically sensitive topics like Tibetan self-determination, the Tiananmen Square demonstrations, or resistance against the Communist Party are off-limits. Of course, the Great Firewall also completely blocks access to […]

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Daily Media Links 10/12: The Free-Speech Wars, Judge Won’t Let Feds Have Full Access to Names of People on Anti-Trump Site, and more…

Free Speech National Review: New College Student Survey: Yes, Speech Can Be Violence By David French Conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for Yale’s William F. Buckley, Jr. Program, the survey queried 800 college students attending four-year private or public colleges, and the results were depressingly predictable. First, the “good” news. Students claim to love free […]

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Daily Media Links 10/11: FEC asks for public comment on online ad disclosure rules, New rule on political spending takes effect, and more…

In the News Public Policy Legal Institute: Supreme Court Vacates Problematic Fourth Circuit Opinion Welcoming “Restraint” of Candidate Speech PPLI and the Center for Competitive Politics had filed “friend of the court” briefs in the Supreme Court in Trump v. Int’l Refugee Assistance Project, No. 16-1436. That case, commonly referred to as the “travel ban” […]

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Daily Media Links 10/10: New TIGTA Report on “Inappropriate” Criteria for Evaluating Exemption Applications, The people paying for California political ads might be easier to identify under this new state law, and more…

In the News The Hill: A lesson on abuse of power by Obama and his Senate allies By Bradley A. Smith Republicans on Capitol Hill are outraged by the announcement that the Department of Justice would stick with the Obama administration decision not to prosecute Lois Lerner… But congressional Republicans always set the bar both […]

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Daily Media Links 10/6: IRS Scrutiny Akin to Tea-Party Controversy Also Ensnared Some Left-Leaning Groups, Inspector General Says, Lawmakers weigh pushing Facebook, Twitter to share who buys political ads, and more…

Free Speech Washington Post: Emory University Open Expression Committee opinion on limited public forums By Eugene Volokh The opinion has no formal precedential value, as I understand it, but I suspect that in practice it will be quite influential. An excerpt: As we have explained in past opinions, Emory University is a private institution; therefore, […]

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Daily Media Links 10/5: Senators to Pitch Bill Regulating Political Ads on Social Media, The Left Misunderstands the Power of the NRA, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: The Left again tries to prohibit corporate giving to nonprofits and think tanks By Bradley A. Smith Although the CPA-Zicklin Index attracts a steady stream of media attention, it does not take seriously the potential value of corporate engagement in public policy discussions. Its authors claim merely to want corporations […]

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