Supreme Court: Upholding Free Political Speech

January 1, 2018  •  By IFS Staff  •    •  

Questions about free speech and the First Amendment are often decided at the Supreme Court. Over the years, the Court has dealt with such contentious political speech cases as flag burning, campaign spending limits, and banning political films. While there is typically some disagreement on the Court on any individual case, the Court has long held that for any political…

Obscure Tax Case Before Supreme Court Could Affect Free Speech

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July 22, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech today urged the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that could effectively close the courthouse doors to ...

There Should Be Qualified Immunity for Protesters

June 17, 2020   •  By Alec Greven   •  , ,

Protest is a mechanism for achieving proper governance. It is vital that we provide adequate legal protection to protesters. If the mere threat of ...

Yes, Politicians, “False” Speech About You Is Protected by the First Amendment

June 16, 2020   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , ,

Many false statements are protected by the First Amendment, for good reason. Determining whether political statements or ads are false or deceptive is often ...

Protest Organizers Shouldn’t Be Liable for Other People’s Crime

June 16, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , ,

A policeman injured by an unknown attacker at a Black Lives Matter protest in July 2016 in Louisiana sued the protest's organizer, DeRay Mckesson, ...

California Aims To Take Nonprofit Donors’ Right To Privacy

January 16, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , , , ,

This piece originally appeared in Daily Caller on January 16, 2020.   Several cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court ask the question: will ...

Nieves v. Bartlett

The Supreme Court should reject any mode of analysis for First Amendment retaliatory arrest claims that permits official conduct to go unchecked that is ...

When it matters most, Americans can’t speak freely right before Election Day

October 4, 2018   •  By Eric Peterson   •  , , ,

Oppose or support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it seems everyone has an opinion about him. Yet at this ...

Institute for Free Speech examines First Amendment record of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

August 21, 2018   •  By Matt Nese   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech undertook a thorough analysis of the First Amendment record of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. IFS’s ...

The Strange World of Kavanaugh Opposition

August 1, 2018   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

Of all the attacks on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, perhaps the silliest is that he would open the door to foreign money in ...

Setting the Record Straight: A Response to CLC’s Attacks on Judge Kavanaugh

July 18, 2018   •  By Brad Smith   •  , , , ,

When Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court last month, the Institute for Free Speech conducted a thorough review of the First ...

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