Net Choice v. Attorney General, State of Florida

September 14, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Florida’s law regulating social media platforms provides beneficial consumer protection measures that promote free expression and individual autonomy. But Florida’s law goes too far ...

The Danger of “Security Concerns” Being Weaponized to Limit Assembly Rights

August 25, 2021   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

The right to peacefully assemble and protest is a cornerstone of our constitutional government. However, recent events in California and Florida highlight how easily ...

School Board Candidate Wins Injunction Against Florida Censorship Scheme

July 20, 2021   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , ,

A federal district court recently issued a preliminary injunction in Hetherington v. Madden. The court’s order prevents Florida officials from punishing our client, Kells ...

State Anti-Riot Bills Must Respect Protest Rights

May 11, 2021   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , ,

Numerous state legislatures this year considered, or are considering, legislation that would threaten the right of citizens to peaceably assemble. The bills are problematic ...

School Board Candidate Sues Florida to Protect His Right to Tell Voters He’s a Republican

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April 15, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

With the help of the Institute for Free Speech, Kells Hetherington filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Florida law he was punished for violating. Candidates have ...

Hetherington v. Madden

April 15, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Kells Hetherington and the Institute for Free Speech filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Florida law that punishes candidates for nonpartisan offices from mentioning ...

Despite 14 Years on State and Federal Courts of Appeal, Judge Barbara Lagoa Has Ruled on Few First Amendment-Related Cases

September 22, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , ,

According to news reports, Judge Barbara Lagoa, currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, is on the President’s ...

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