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…

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 ...

2018 May Be the Year of the Political Outsider, No Thanks to Campaign Finance “Reform”

July 17, 2018   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

At every level of government, 2018 is experiencing a surge in political outsiders and newcomers running for office. The moment is also notable for ...

Part IV: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Authors Pro-Speech Dissents in Two Communications Act Cases

July 5, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Hon. Brett Kavanaugh United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2006-Present) This is the fourth in a series of posts ...

Part III: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Joins Pro-Speech Opinion Upholding Rights of Protesters

July 5, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Hon. Brett Kavanaugh United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2006-Present) This post is the third in a series exploring ...

Part II: More on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Campaign Finance Opinions

July 5, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Hon. Brett Kavanaugh United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2006-Present) This post is the second in a series exploring ...

The Free Speech Record of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Part I

July 5, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Hon. Brett Kavanaugh United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (2006-Present) This post is the first in a series exploring ...

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