The Free Speech Indices and You

August 17, 2022   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , ,

For the past several years, the Institute for Free Speech research team has been hard at work assessing and comparing how political speech is ...

Free Speech Index

The Institute for Free Speech is pleased to present the Free Speech Index: A first-of-its-kind analysis of laws restricting speech about government in all ...

To prevent political violence, support for nonprofit groups should stay private

August 4, 2022   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , ,

For the latest demonstration of why people deserve a right to privacy when supporting nonprofit advocacy groups, look no further than the controversy surrounding ...

California Gunowner Data Leak Makes the Case (Again) for Donor Privacy

July 7, 2022   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , , ,

In Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the district court made factual findings that leaks were commonplace and the State’s security protocols for maintaining the confidentiality ...

Sheldon Whitehouse’s DISCLOSE Act would not have prevented Jan. 6

June 27, 2022   •  By Eric Wang   •  , , , ,

This reflects either a remarkable ignorance of or a flat-out disregard for what those existing laws regulate. This is also why the DISCLOSE Act ...

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 ...

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