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…

Amicus: Nieves v. Bartlett

October 9, 2018   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , , , , ,

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

Statement of IFS Chairman Bradley A. Smith on Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

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October 6, 2018   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech released the following statement in reaction to today’s Senate confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. ...

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 ...

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