Supreme Court Should Grant Cert, Reaffirm Press Rights for All in Green v. Pierce County

November 16, 2021   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , , ,

Should the government control which reporters are allowed to gather and publish news? Of course not – but the state of Washington does. State ...

Green v. Pierce County

October 22, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

As Americans increasingly receive their news online, the First Amendment assures that they enjoy equal unimpeded rights to gather the news and report it ...

Lakewood Citizens Watchdog Group v. City of Lakewood

June 2, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Lakewood, Colorado city officials claim that a local watchdog group broke the law when its regularly-published newsletter reported on candidates in a recent election. ...

Lowell v. Wright

March 19, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Does freedom of the press belong to the institutional media or to every American who wishes to publish? The Institute for Free Speech joined ...

House Dems’ Misguided Effort to Muzzle Conservative Media

February 24, 2021   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

On Feb. 24, House Democrats will hold a hearing on “traditional media’s role in promoting disinformation and extremism.” This hearing is a dangerous threat to American ...

IFS Joins Amicus Brief Calling for Equal Rights for Non-Media Speakers

December 9, 2020   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , ,

Does freedom of the press belong to the institutional media or to every American who wishes to publish? The Institute for Free Speech joined ...

Highlights of First Amendment-Related Exchanges Between Judge Barrett and Senate Judiciary Committee Members

The Institute for Free Speech reviewed transcripts of Judge Barrett’s answers to questions from members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during days two ...

Despite 14 Years on State and Federal Courts of Appeal, Judge Barbara Lagoa Has Ruled on Few First Amendment-Related Cases

September 22, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , ,

According to news reports, Judge Barbara Lagoa, currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, is on the President’s ...

Campaign Legal Ctr. v. FEC (Hillary for Amer. and Correct the Record)

September 15, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

The Institute writes to flag an important and unsettled issue: the so-called media, or press, exemption. Although the FEC did not rely on the ...

The FEC’s Interpretation of the Press Exemption Is Almost Certainly Unconstitutional

September 14, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  ,

Since the 1980s, the FEC has interpreted the press exemption as serving the needs of the institutional press. This application relies on a likely ...

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