Free Speech Arguments – Episode 7: Fischer v. U.S.

April 16, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Joseph W. Fischer  v. United States, argued before the Supreme Court of the United States on April 16, 2024

The Fifth Circuit Hollows Out the Right to Protest

July 26, 2023   •  By Alec Greven   •  ,

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a devastating ruling on the First Amendment right to assemble.

South Dakota Allows Capitol Gatherings Year-Round Following IFS Lawsuit

April 15, 2022   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  ,

The esteemed executives enshrined on Mount Rushmore are keeping watch over a more speech-friendly state following our challenge to South Dakota’s unconstitutional restrictions on ...

Blue State Refugees v. Noem

November 3, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

A group of South Dakotans represented by the Institute for Free Speech is challenging the state’s “seasonal prohibition” on demonstrations outside the State Capitol ...

The Danger of “Security Concerns” Being Weaponized to Limit Assembly Rights

August 25, 2021   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

The right to peacefully assemble and protest is a cornerstone of our constitutional government. However, recent events in California and Florida highlight how easily ...

State Anti-Riot Bills Must Respect Protest Rights

May 11, 2021   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , ,

Numerous state legislatures this year considered, or are considering, legislation that would threaten the right of citizens to peaceably assemble. The bills are problematic ...

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

Default Article
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 Condemns Capitol Riot

Default Article
January 13, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech condemns the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol. These rioters sought to undermine our Constitution, a peaceful transition of ...

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 ...

You Can’t Protect First Amendment Rights Without Protecting Privacy

August 3, 2020   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

If we want more speech and association in our society (and we should), then we need to focus on bringing down the costs for ...

Load more