Campaign Finance Laws Scare Horror Game Developer into Early Retirement

June 17, 2021   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

The purpose of the public reporting of contributions is to stop corruption and to inform the electorate about the sources of candidates’ financial support ...

Proponents Say H.R. 1 and S. 1 Will End “Dark Money.” They Won’t.

June 16, 2021   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , ,

If a bill fails to pass in every session of Congress for a decade because groups across the ideological spectrum oppose its constitutional infirmities, ...

Groups Across Political Spectrum Unite to Fight Anti-Citizen Privacy Provisions in H.R. 1 and S. 1

June 14, 2021   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , ,

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently told reporters that the Senate will vote in late June on Democrats’ sprawling bill package that will radically ...

A Threshold for Violating Your Rights Still Violates Your Rights

April 29, 2021   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , ,

Less speech will enter the public square as a direct result of H.R. 1's donor exposure mandate, and those supporting the bill know it. ...

Looking Ahead: Major Free Speech Developments to Expect Throughout Remainder of 2021

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April 22, 2021   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , , , , , ,

Last year, the Institute for Free Speech pointed to several trends likely to impact Americans’ political speech rights. Unfortunately, efforts to restrict speech, press, ...

IFS Chairman Bradley A. Smith Criticizes “Cynicism” of S. 1 in Opening Statement at Senate Rules Committee Hearing

March 24, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , , , , ,

At a March 24 hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Institute for Free Speech Chairman Bradley A. Smith warned that ...

As H.R. 1 Moves to the Senate, Consider What Motivates Politicians

March 16, 2021   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , , , ,

In comments celebrating the House of Representatives’ partisan passage of H.R. 1, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) explained that achieving the Democrats’ legislative agenda will ...

Democrats’ Election Bill Is a Disaster for Free Speech

The consequence of all this will be less speech. Fewer individuals will give to causes they believe in for fear of receiving threats or ...

Individuals of All Beliefs Benefit from Strong Privacy Protections

February 23, 2021   •  By Jeremy Talcott   •  , , , ,

On January 8, the Supreme Court accepted Americans For Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra for review. The Court’s ruling in this case will have substantial ...

Misleading H.R. 1 Poll Manufactures Support for Limiting Speech

January 26, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , , , , ,

A new poll from progressive supporters of H.R. 1 misleads about the bill's impact and ignores the many restrictions the legislation imposes on First ...

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