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 ...

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 ...

All I Want for Christmas Is Lawmakers to Respect Privacy

December 16, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , ,

New York Rep. Tom Suozzi plans to use the FEC's disclosure database to name and shame New Yorkers who donate to candidates he doesn’t ...

Stunning Findings on Campaign-Finance Law

November 23, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , , ,

Well, you’d be wrong, as we’re reminded by David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo’s latest work, Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public ...

Celebrate Constitution Day by Protecting Anonymous Speech

September 17, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , ,

Today marks the 233rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. As we commemorate September 17, 1787 as the end of the drafting ...

Cancel culture and speech regulation make a toxic mix

September 15, 2020   •  By David Keating   •  , , , ,

This piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on September 15, 2020.   What do Steven Pinker, David Frum, Margaret Atwood, and Noam Chomsky have ...

Political Giving Should Be Private

August 26, 2020   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

This piece originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 26, 2020.   A third of Americans fear being fired for their political beliefs. ...

Why a Culture of Free Expression Demands Tolerance

August 10, 2020   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

While free societies need legal protections for speech, laws are only as effective as the cultural influences that safeguard them. Our society needs both ...

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