Court Rebuffs Attempt To Make Politically Engaged Missourian Register As A Lobbyist

January 28, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , ,

This piece originally appeared in The Federalist on January 28, 2020.   Nobody likes lobbyists, except maybe their families. Whether associated with self-interested men ...

Volunteers Are Not Lobbyists, Rules Eighth Circuit

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November 1, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Today, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting en banc confirmed that the Constitution does not allow states to treat unpaid citizen activists like ...

Eighth Circuit to Hear First Amendment Petition Rights Case Friday

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April 18, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

This Friday morning, Institute for Free Speech Legal Director Allen Dickerson will argue before all eleven judges of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ...

Volunteers May Not Need to Register as Lobbyists, Eighth Circuit to Review

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January 29, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech applauds the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals’ significant and unusual decision to rehear Calzone v. Missouri Ethics ...

Volunteers Are Lobbyists, Rules Eighth Circuit

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November 28, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Alexandria, VA – Today, an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled, 2-1, that unpaid citizen activists can be forced to comply with the same ...

Calzone v. Missouri Ethics Commission

August 31, 2015   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

Can a state government fine you simply for talking to state legislators? That is the question at the center of Calzone v. Missouri Ethics ...

Missouri House Bill 188: A Grave Threat to Nonprofits’ Speech

March 27, 2015   •  By Matt Nese   •  , , , ,

The Center for Competitive Politics writes to comment on several very serious constitutional and practical problems raised by a vaguely written provision in House ...

CCP Comments on Missouri House Bill 1340

February 24, 2014   •  By Matt Nese   •  , , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments concerning House Bill 1340, which is currently being considered by ...

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