Amicus Brief: $6 Million Fine for Campaign Finance Reporting Errors Violates First, Eighth Amendments

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September 9, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech filed an amicus brief with the Washington Supreme Court late Friday stating that a lower court erred in failing to apply ...

State of Washington v. Grocery Manufacturers Association

February 5, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Can a group be fined $18 million for not properly filing campaign finance reports? The Institute for Free Speech argues that such a massive ...

Google’s political ad ban gives incumbents a big boost

July 16, 2018   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

By Scott Blackburn and Dann Mead Smith Now that Google is banning political ads in Washington, newer candidates will have a harder time getting their ...

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington S.B. 5991

February 6, 2018   •  By Tyler Martinez   •  , , ,

On behalf of the Institute for Free Speech (“the Institute”), I respectfully submit the following comments concerning constitutional and practical issues with portions of ...

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington H.B. 2455

January 11, 2018   •  By Tyler Martinez   •  , , ,

On behalf of the Institute for Free Speech (“the Institute”), I respectfully submit the following comments concerning constitutional and practical issues with portions of ...

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington House Bill 1807

March 20, 2017   •  By Matt Nese   •  , , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the constitutional and practical ...

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington Senate Bill 5219

January 24, 2017   •  By Matt Nese   •  , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the constitutional and practical ...

Analysis of Washington State Initiative 1464

September 14, 2016   •  By Eric Wang   •  , ,

Initiative 1464, which is on the Washington statewide ballot for the upcoming general election, would amend the state’s campaign finance and lobbying laws in ...

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington Senate Bill 5153

February 12, 2016   •  By Matt Nese   •  , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the constitutional and practical ...

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington House Bill 2256

May 19, 2015   •  By Matt Nese   •  , , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the constitutional and practical ...

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