First Amendment and Campaigns: More Campaign Speech Benefits Voters

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

At the heart of the First Amendment is the assumption that Americans are best served by a full and free discussion of whom to elect. The American system of government sits atop the bedrock of the First Amendment. From the pamphleteering of the founding era to the Facebook ads of today, political campaigns have been premised upon free and open…

Amicus: Tate v. United States

December 7, 2018   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

At issue in this case is the conviction of several actors involved in the Ron Paul for President campaign, who the government prosecuted under ...

Another Reason to Simplify Campaign Laws: Allowing Free Rides to the Polls

November 6, 2018   •  By David Keating   •  , , ,

Three cheers for Uber and Lyft for offering discounted (and, in many cases, free) rides to voters on Election Day. It’s a shame that the law ...

The Mets Aren’t Good, But Free Speech Is

October 25, 2018   •  By Eric Peterson   •  , , ,

The World Series is now underway between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Absent from the Fall Classic due to their ...

Amicus: Montanans for Community Development v. Mangan

October 23, 2018   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

In 1976, this Court narrowly construed a federal campaign finance law in order to shield civil society from overregulation. Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. ...

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