Recent Panel Ruling Involving Judge Barrett Rejects First Amendment Claim but No Firm Conclusions Can Be Drawn from the Opinion

September 29, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , , ,

Judge Amy Coney Barrett has participated in few cases with First Amendment-related claims as a Seventh Circuit judge. One recent case, however, sheds some ...

Three Seventh Circuit Cases Showcase Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Willingness to Expand Free Speech Protections in Certain Contexts

September 23, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Seventh Circuit is on the short list to be nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the ...

Illinois S.B. 1424; Taxpayer-Financed Campaigns – A Failed and Costly Policy

May 23, 2017   •  By Matt Nese   •  , ,

While proponents of so-called “matching funds” proposals tout these programs as a panacea for eliminating corruption and “fixing” perceived ills in government, the experiences ...

Testimony of CCP Research Director Laura Renz to the Illinois Joint Committee on Government Reform

March 16, 2009   •  By Laura Renz   •  , , ,

Thank you for inviting me to testify on campaign finance reform. My name is Laura Renz, and I am the Research Director at the Center ...

Testimony of CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith to Illinois Reform Commission

February 24, 2009   •  By Brad Smith   •  , , ,

Reporting on the first public forum held by this Commission just last week, the Daily Herald led with the question, “Could public financing of political ...

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