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…

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Free Speech: Calling “Bulls***” in Public, IRS Targeting, and Washington Nationals Star Ryan Zimmerman

February 24, 2022   •  By Gary Lawkowski   •  ,

What does calling “bullshit” on instructions from the U.S. Park Police have in common with the IRS targeting of certain nonprofit groups for heightened ...

Ted Cruz vs. Frankenstein’s Monster

January 18, 2022   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

When the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of major portions of the Federal Election Campaign Act in Buckley v. Valeo (1976), it launched what is now ...

Federal Election Commission v. Cruz

December 21, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Senator Ted Cruz’s victory over the Federal Election Commission in a loan-repayment case clarified important First Amendment principles. The Institute for Free Speech asked ...

Supreme Court Should Grant Cert, Reaffirm Press Rights for All in Green v. Pierce County

November 16, 2021   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , , ,

Should the government control which reporters are allowed to gather and publish news? Of course not – but the state of Washington does. State ...

What AFPF v. Bonta means for nonprofits and donors

October 1, 2021   •  By Brad Smith   •  , , , ,

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in July that California could not require charities and other nonprofit organizations to submit an annual ...

This Constitution Day, Thank the Supreme Court for Protecting Americans Who Give

September 16, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , , ,

On Constitution Day, Americans should take time to celebrate the fantastic victory for First Amendment rights that took place at the Supreme Court this ...

Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta: Questions and Answers

August 30, 2021   •  By Brad Smith   •  , , , ,

This primer answers common questions about the Supreme Court's decision in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, its immediate impact on nonprofits, and possible ...

How Ted Cruz’s Fight with the FEC Could Benefit Free Speech for Everyone

August 12, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , ,

Senator Ted Cruz’s recent victory over the Federal Election Commission in a loan-repayment case clarified important First Amendment principles. The Institute for Free Speech ...

Assumptions Gone Awry: New Book Casts Further Doubt on “Appearance of Corruption” Legal Standard

In an insightful new book, The Appearance of Corruption: Testing the Supreme Court’s Assumptions about Campaign Finance Reform, three political scientists examine the Court's ...

Supreme Court restores privacy in smackdown of California

July 6, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , ,

When you join with others in support of a cause, state officials don’t have a right to track you. That’s the upshot of last ...

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