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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

LTE: Who Knew I Was Friends With Bull Connor?

January 23, 2022   •  By David Keating   •  , , , ,

Much of the Freedom to Vote Act has nothing to do with voting. Nearly 200 pages of it propose an unprecedented assault on free ...

Wisconsin Family Action v. Federal Election Commission

December 2, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

A Wisconsin nonprofit filed a federal lawsuit that aims to stop a massive expansion of the Federal Election Commission’s donor disclosure mandates for nonprofit ...

Tuggle v. United States

November 11, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The warrantless collection of round-the-clock home surveillance risks short-circuiting important privacy precedents and undermines the right to private association. Left unchecked, this power will ...

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