California Group Asks Ninth Circuit to Rule 28-Second Ad Disclaimer is Too Long

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April 22, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Washington, DC – A California ballot committee late yesterday asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rule that San Francisco’s disclaimers for campaign ...

Yes on Prop B v. San Francisco

April 22, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , , ,

Disclaimers must be simple and straightforward so that viewers can remember them and speakers are not forced to read lengthy government scripts. Yet San ...

California Aims To Take Nonprofit Donors’ Right To Privacy

January 16, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , , , ,

This piece originally appeared in Daily Caller on January 16, 2020.   Several cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court ask the question: will ...

IFS Asks Supreme Court to Halt California Demand for Nonprofit Donor Names

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December 19, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

The Institute for Free Speech late yesterday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California mandate requiring nonprofits and charitable organizations to report ...

Amicus Brief: Supreme Court Should Review California’s Demand for Charity Donor Lists

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September 26, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court late yesterday urging the Court to review California's demand that ...

California’s “Deepfake” Bill is a Bad Omen

July 18, 2019   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , ,

Members of Congress and state legislators alike are worried about “deepfakes” – videos altered by artificial intelligence to make it appear as though someone ...

Constitutional and Practical Issues with California Assembly Bill 1104

March 27, 2017   •  By Matt Nese   •  , , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“the Center”) I respectfully submit the following comments on constitutional and practical issues with Assembly Bill ...

Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra

February 21, 2017   •  By IFS staff   •  , , , ,

Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is challenging the state of California’s requirement that the organization provides to the state a list of ...

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v. Brown

December 15, 2016   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

Can state legislators overturn the will of the people in order to institute tax-financed campaigns? Under California law, the Institute for Free Speech believes ...

Comments and Suggested Language to California Fair Political Practices Commission on Proposed Revisions to Political Reform Act of 1974

October 31, 2016   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

As you know, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”), the body charged with the administration and enforcement of California’s Political Reform Act (“Act”), has ...

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