Washington Supreme Court Should Override $18 Million Chill on Political Speech

September 7, 2021   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , , ,

The Institute for Free Speech urged the Washington State Supreme Court to overturn an unprecedented $18 million fine against the Grocery Manufacturers Association for ...

State of Washington v. Grocery Manufacturers Association

August 13, 2021   •  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 ...

Washington State Sued for Violating First Amendment Right to Provide Pro Bono Legal Services

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August 2, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech, a national nonprofit organization that provides pro bono legal services, today filed a lawsuit in federal court against Washington ...

Institute for Free Speech v. Jarrett

August 2, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech filed a lawsuit in federal court against Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the members, a former member, ...

IFS, CAIR Team Up to Protest Ninth Circuit Decision

November 30, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , ,

When it comes to success in the courts, the rules of access matter just as much as judicial precedents or the judges on the ...

Seattle Moves To Silence Dissent From Corporations

January 15, 2020   •  By Eric Wang   •  , , ,

This piece originally appeared in Daily Caller on January 15, 2020.   When government seeks to enact laws that harm your interests, should you ...

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 ...

Evergreen Freedom Foundation v. Washington

May 15, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

Like contributions and expenditures, a law firm’s pro bono representation of a citizen activist facilitates political speech and is thus protected by the First ...

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 ...

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