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…

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 ...

Federal Election Commission v. Cruz

August 5, 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 ...

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 ...

Congressional Democrats’ Court-Picking (Not Packing) Scheme

May 10, 2021   •  By Alan Gura   •  , ,

Congress probably won’t pack the Supreme Court. But court picking poses a real threat to Americans’ rights. Court picking is when Congress uses its authority over federal-court ...

California’s donor lists demand is a First Amendment crisis

April 26, 2021   •  By Brad Smith   •  , , ,

This piece originally appeared in Washington Examiner on April 26, 2021.   Can state officials demand to know what organizations you join and what charities ...

Looking Ahead: Major Free Speech Developments to Expect Throughout Remainder of 2021

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April 22, 2021   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , , , , , ,

Last year, the Institute for Free Speech pointed to several trends likely to impact Americans’ political speech rights. Unfortunately, efforts to restrict speech, press, ...

Feds: Want A Tax Deduction? Give Up Your First Amendment Rights.

March 30, 2021   •  By Barnaby Zall   •  ,

Want a tax deduction or tax exemption? The Solicitor General of the United States says the price of that “governmental subsidy” or “voluntary tax-benefit ...

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