Disclosure: A Threat to Associational Privacy

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS staff  •    •  

Disclosure, in the campaign finance context, refers to laws and regulations requiring candidates and political groups to report information about their activities to the government, which then makes that information available publicly. The required information varies greatly, depending on the affected organization and the local, state, or federal government mandating the disclosure. Disclosure rules fall into two broad categories: disclosure…

Letter to House Leadership on the Foreign Grant Reporting Act

June 5, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

On June 5, 2024, the Institute for Free Speech sent a letter to Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem ...

Letter to House Leadership on the American Donor Privacy and Foreign Funding Transparency Act

June 4, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

On June 4, 2024, the Institute for Free Speech sent a letter to Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem ...

Flowers Ruling 60 Years Ago Guarantees ‘We, the People’ Can Express Political Views

May 31, 2024   •  By Helen Knowles-Gardner   •  , ,

Sixty years ago, on June 1, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark First Amendment decision in NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Flowers.

Comments to the FEC on Proposed Directive Concerning Requests to Withhold, Redact, or Modify Contributors’ Identifying Information

May 15, 2024   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

On May 15, 2024 , the Institute for Free Speech submitted comments to the Federal Election Commission in regards to the Agenda Document No. ...

Oklahoma Governor’s Task Force on Campaign Finance and Election Threats Recommends Campaign Finance Reforms

May 6, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , , ,

Earlier this year, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s Task Force on Campaign Finance and Election Threats invited Institute for Free Speech President David Keating and ...

A bill in the Pennsylvania house would stifle free speech with paperwork

April 22, 2024   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , ,

Pennsylvania’s state House State Government Committee advanced a dangerous, anti-free speech bill guaranteed to invite litigation paid for by Keystone State taxpayers. 

Institute for Free Speech Research Director Authors NAACP v. Alabama Scholarly Article

April 11, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , ,

Institute for Free Speech Research Director Helen Knowles-Gardner has authored a scholarly article draft on the history of the important Supreme Court case NAACP ...

Moms for Liberty and Institute for Free Speech Ask Sixth Circuit to Protect First Amendment Rights at School Board Meetings

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March 4, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

The Institute has just filed an appeal brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to challenge unconstitutional policies that chill ...

Court: IRS Donor Disclosure Law Must Overcome Exacting Scrutiny

November 28, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A recent, positive development in Buckeye Institute v. Internal Revenue Service provides another important indicator that defenders of civil liberties have a potent new ...

Tenth Circuit Affirms Victory for Wyoming Gun Owners against Unconstitutionally Vague Donor Disclosure Law

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October 11, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that Wyoming’s electioneering-communications disclosure regime is unconstitutional. The ruling is a victory for free ...

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