American Society of Journalists and Authors et al. v Bonta

April 22, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

Consider three singers: one writes and performs commercial jingles for an advertising agency, the second writes and performs love songs, and the third sings ...

Free Speech for Christmas? Hearing on Brevard County School Board’s Censorship Set for December 21

December 16, 2021   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , ,

The Institute for Free Speech represents the Brevard County, Florida Chapter of Moms for Liberty in a challenge to the Brevard County School Board’s ...

Brevard Moms for Liberty v. Brevard Public Schools

November 5, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

When Brevard Public Schools adopted policies that many parents disagreed with, the Brevard Moms for Liberty did what any group of Americans would do. ...

From Russia With (No) Love: The Dangers of Vague Speech Laws

October 7, 2021   •  By Daniel Ortner   •  ,

We should be skeptical of calls to censor even when we disagree strongly with the speech in question and find it abhorrent. Calls to ...

Marshall v. Amuso

October 1, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

After being repeatedly censored, badgered, and shouted down by school board officials, a group of parents and community members filed a federal lawsuit against ...

City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas

September 29, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Austin has limited digitized billboards to only those that display “on-premises” messages, effectively prohibiting ideological or abstract messages. Austin raises various excuses to conceal ...

The Danger of “Security Concerns” Being Weaponized to Limit Assembly Rights

August 25, 2021   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

The right to peacefully assemble and protest is a cornerstone of our constitutional government. However, recent events in California and Florida highlight how easily ...

Mobilize the Message, LLC v. Bonta

June 23, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

A California nonprofit, a political committee, and a company that provides door-knocking and signature gathering services argue that AB 5 violates the First Amendment because ...

Election yard signs are as American as apple pie

December 1, 2020   •  By Ryan Morrison   •  , , ,

Yard signs represent a proud tradition of political advocacy. For candidates who receive limited media coverage, they are a low-cost way of introducing themselves ...

California’s Personalized License Plate Dispute Has Big Implications for Free Speech

November 17, 2020   •  By Wen Fa   •  , ,

Countless Californians are denied the opportunity to express themselves through personalized license plate configurations because California regulation prohibits personalized plates that are “offensive to ...

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