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 ...

Recent Panel Ruling Involving Judge Barrett Rejects First Amendment Claim but No Firm Conclusions Can Be Drawn from the Opinion

September 29, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , ,

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has participated in few cases with First Amendment-related claims as a Seventh Circuit judge. One recent case, however, sheds some ...

Restrictions on ballot slogans violate free speech

This piece originally appeared in the The Star-Ledger on July 30, 2020.   If you voted in the primary, you probably noticed a short slogan ...

Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants

April 1, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, the use of automatic dialing or prerecorded calls to cell phones is generally prohibited. The Federal ...

Two Court Cases Prove Why Free Speech Protections Still Matter at Polling Places

December 11, 2019   •  By Deborah La Fetra   •  , ,

Imagine showing up to vote on Election Day wearing a t-shirt with your favorite candidate’s slogan. The poll workers say your shirt is illegal ...

Letter to Arizona Department of Child Safety Concerning Ban on Parental Criticism of Agency Actions

July 23, 2019   •  By David Keating   •  , , ,

I write in response to a recent Arizona Republic article that reports at least one instance where your office has instructed a parent to ...

Nieves v. Bartlett

The Supreme Court should reject any mode of analysis for First Amendment retaliatory arrest claims that permits official conduct to go unchecked that is ...

Thomas v. Bright

January 22, 2018   •  By IFS staff   •  , , ,

Can a state force you to tear down your billboard because they don’t like the content of the message? That is the question at ...

Lozman v. Riviera Beach

December 29, 2017   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech respectfully submits that this Court should reject any mode of analysis for First Amendment retaliatory arrest claims that ignores ...

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