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Super PACs: Expanding Freedom of Speech

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

Super PACs are simply groups of like-minded citizens pooling their resources to support or oppose political candidates independently of those candidates’ campaigns. The product of a unanimous U.S. Court of Appeals decision in SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, super PACs have ensured that Americans do not lose their First Amendment rights when they join together in groups. Super PACs are…

Campaign Finance Law Has No Answer for Trump’s Celebrity

June 20, 2019   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , ,

While government has no role to play in dictating how media outlets cover elections, the unique advantages of celebrity candidates make a case for ...

Democrats’ Anti-Super PAC Rhetoric Hurts Democratic Voters

April 25, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

Super PACs are good for democracy. This statement should not be controversial, but sadly, political realities have made it so.

A Survey of Campaign Finance and Lobbying Laws in the 50 States, District of Columbia, New York City, and Seattle

March 19, 2019   •  By Eric Wang   •  , , , , ,

The Institute for Free Speech (“IFS”) has reviewed the laws in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and Seattle regulating ...

Testimony of David Keating Before the U.S. House Committee on House Administration on H.R. 1

One way to understand how H.R. 1 would harm nonprofit civic and advocacy groups is to apply its provisions to common advocacy and operating ...

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