Citizens United: Affirming Government Can’t Ban Speech

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is a 2010 Supreme Court decision that restored some of the First Amendment rights of corporations and unions that had been restricted under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002. The case was brought by Citizens United, a nonprofit organization that wished to advertise and distribute a documentary film critical of Hillary Clinton in…

My Speech is Good. Your Speech Should be Banned.

November 6, 2018   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , ,

Ben and Jerry share a passion for ice cream. Ben and Jerry also share a passion for progressive political advocacy. If Ben and Jerry ...

The Free Speech Record of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Part I

July 5, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Hon. Brett Kavanaugh United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2006-Present) This post is the first in a series exploring ...

Should the U.S. Constitution be amended to reverse Citizens United? No: Government power over campaign spending is a threat to free speech

June 20, 2018   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

In 2009, before the Supreme Court, the government claimed it could ban the publication of a book, if that book contained a single sentence ...

Remembering a major victory for free speech, 40 years later

May 18, 2018   •  By Thomas Wheatley   •  , , ,

A landmark Supreme Court decision marked its 40th birthday late last month. It’s worth celebrating. The case, known as First National Bank of Boston ...

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