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Right to Petition: The Freedom to Speak to the Government

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

The First Amendment guarantees that “Congress shall make no law respecting … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” While the right to petition the government is inextricably linked with the right to free political speech, it is nonetheless a crucial part of the Constitution of its own accord….

Volunteers Are Lobbyists, Rules Eighth Circuit

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November 28, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , ,

Alexandria, VA – Today, an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled, 2-1, that unpaid citizen activists can be forced to comply with the same ...

Amicus: Nieves v. Bartlett

October 9, 2018   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , , , , ,

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

Government Should Not Enable Political Violence

August 30, 2018   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , ,

Earlier this month, the Berkeley Police Department published on Twitter the names, photos, ages, and cities of residence of protesters arrested at a “No ...

An Update on the Records of Judges Thomas Hardiman and Raymond Kethledge

July 3, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Multiple news accounts, including this one in Sunday’s Washington Post, report that President Donald Trump’s shortlist includes U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett ...

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