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. ...

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 ...

Lowell v. Wright

December 4, 2020   •  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 ...

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 ...

Coronavirus and Mass Protests Demonstrate Need to Proactively Protect First Amendment Rights

June 30, 2020   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , , ,

It is not enough just to try and protect free speech during an emergency. Rather, it is essential that, in advance of an emergency, ...

Campaign-Finance Laws Created Candidate Bloomberg

February 24, 2020   •  By Brad Smith   •  , , ,

This piece, co-authored with John R. Lott Jr., originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on February 24, 2020.    House Democrats held a ...

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