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Political Parties: Vehicles for Political Association

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

Political parties have been an important actor in American politics since this country’s founding. Parties have been a boon to First Amendment freedoms of political speech and association. They’ve allowed individuals to join together and speak with one voice about the issues of the day. They’ve allowed candidates to associate with a brand and more easily convey their message to…

Bruce Chapman’s Newest Book Shows How the Anti-Speech Lobby has Damaged Citizen Participation in Politics

July 25, 2018   •  By Eric Peterson   •  ,

What kind of people do we want running the government? Former Washington Secretary of State, diplomat, and current Chairman of the Board of the ...

Tenth Circuit Ruling Threatens Freedom of Association: Says Government Can Tell Parties How to Choose Their Leaders

June 1, 2018   •  By Owen Yeates   •  ,

Can the government control a private organization’s identity, leaders, and message? In a decision threatening all three of these First Amendment liberties, a divided ...

Amicus Brief: Utah Republican Party v. Cox

April 25, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,
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