When They Attack ‘Dark Money,’ They’re Really Attacking Free Speech

March 25, 2022   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , , ,

By adopting Democrats' strategy of attacking so-called dark money groups at this week's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, Republican senators are fueling ...

President Biden Asks Congress to Censor Political Speech in First State of the Union Address

March 9, 2022   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , , , , , ,

The State of the Union address is the president’s yearly opportunity to discuss solutions to the nation’s toughest problems before Congress. In President Joe ...

Exposing Donations to Political Causes Can Chill Free Speech

February 28, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , , , ,

Americans should take two lessons from these unfortunate events. First: The right to support causes privately and keep our associations to ourselves is important ...

Pulliam, et al. v. Austin, et al.

February 22, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute filed an amicus brief urging the court to limit the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”) under the First Amendment to situations where ...

IFS Appeals Washington Donor Privacy Case to Ninth Circuit

February 8, 2022   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , ,

On Monday, a federal district court in Seattle dismissed the Institute for Free Speech’s lawsuit seeking assurance that we can provide pro bono legal ...

LTE: Who Knew I Was Friends With Bull Connor?

January 23, 2022   •  By David Keating   •  , , , ,

Much of the Freedom to Vote Act has nothing to do with voting. Nearly 200 pages of it propose an unprecedented assault on free ...

Starkey v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis

January 18, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

While the District Court correctly held that the ministerial exception shields the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Inc. and Roncalli High School, Inc. from ...

Wisconsin Family Action v. Federal Election Commission

December 2, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

A Wisconsin nonprofit filed a federal lawsuit that aims to stop a massive expansion of the Federal Election Commission’s donor disclosure mandates for nonprofit ...

Tuggle v. United States

November 11, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The warrantless collection of round-the-clock home surveillance risks short-circuiting important privacy precedents and undermines the right to private association. Left unchecked, this power will ...

Green v. Miss United States of America

October 29, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Oregon’s Public Accommodation Act, if read to cover pageants, violates Miss United States of America’s First Amendment speech and expressive association rights. The forced ...

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