This Constitution Day, Thank the Supreme Court for Protecting Americans Who Give

September 16, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , , ,

On Constitution Day, Americans should take time to celebrate the fantastic victory for First Amendment rights that took place at the Supreme Court this ...

ProPublica Leak Illustrates Importance of IRS Privacy Reform

July 29, 2021   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , ,

As Americans, we all have the right to privately support causes we believe in. The last thing we need is for the IRS to ...

MAXWELL: Joe Manchin’s ‘Compromise’ On Voting Rules Is A Trojan Horse For Censorship

July 20, 2021   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , , ,

The DISCLOSE Act, a tortured acronym for “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections,” is a part of both S. 1 ...

Supreme Court restores privacy in smackdown of California

July 6, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , ,

When you join with others in support of a cause, state officials don’t have a right to track you. That’s the upshot of last ...

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 ...

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