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…

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 ...

Supreme Court Case Could Rewrite the Book on Free-Speech Lawsuits

October 22, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , ,

Should the government be held to account when it violates a person’s First Amendment rights, or should it be allowed to manipulate the legal system to avoid ...

Recent Panel Ruling Involving Judge Barrett Rejects First Amendment Claim but No Firm Conclusions Can Be Drawn from the Opinion

September 29, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , ,

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has participated in few cases with First Amendment-related claims as a Seventh Circuit judge. One recent case, however, sheds some ...

Should Campaign Consultants and Public Opinion Polls Decide Which Political Speech Receives First Amendment Protection?

September 28, 2020   •  By Barnaby Zall   •  , , ,

There’s a new book out by Professors David Primo and Jeffrey Milyo on a fundamental issue in First Amendment law. The authors find that ...

Industry-Based Contribution Bans: Should Your Line of Work Determine Your First Amendment Rights?

September 24, 2020   •  By Heather McGuire   •  , , , ,

A new and creative way to restrict speech has arrived in the form of industry-based contribution bans. These bans typically target an industry and ...

Three Seventh Circuit Cases Showcase Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Willingness to Expand Free Speech Protections in Certain Contexts

September 23, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit is on the short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the ...

Despite 14 Years on State and Federal Courts of Appeal, Judge Barbara Lagoa Has Ruled on Few First Amendment-Related Cases

September 22, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , ,

According to news reports, Judge Barbara Lagoa, currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, is on the President’s ...

Free Speech in the Balance: Analyzing the First Amendment Record of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

September 22, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech published a series of analyses on the First Amendment record of Judge Amy Coney Barrett and others nominees on ...

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 ...

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