Campaign Legal Center v. 45Committee, Inc.

September 28, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Campaign Legal ...

McBreairty v. Miller

August 3, 2023   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

The right to criticize public officials and government employees lies at the heart of the First Amendment. Yet, for Hampden parent Shawn McBreairty, such ...

Brooke Henderson, et al. v. School District of Springfield R-12, et al.

May 18, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A government’s demand that employees pledge loyalty to a political ideology would ordinarily violate the First Amendment.

Frese v. Formella

May 5, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech has filed an amicus brief supporting Frese’s position. As the brief explains, the law of criminal libel raises fears of prosecution ...

Gonzalez v. Google

December 8, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

Large social-media platforms predictably favor an expansive reading of section 230 immunity that maximizes their discretion while minimizing their potential liability. But while section ...

Changizi v. Department of Health and Human Services

December 6, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

It is axiomatic that government censorship violates the First Amendment. But does anything short of a government official’s commanding law enforcement to shut down ...

Campaign Legal Center v. FEC and Heritage Action

November 17, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

This case is about what happens when a federal agency goes rogue and decides it no longer must follow its own organizing statute or ...

Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District

November 14, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

The First Amendment bars government from picking ideological winners and losers, silencing one side of a debate to spare the feelings of the other, ...

American Society of Journalists and Authors et al. v. Bonta

April 22, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

Consider three singers: one writes and performs commercial jingles for an advertising agency, the second writes and performs love songs, and the third sings ...

Romeril v. SEC

April 22, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

There can be no serious dispute that the district court’s gag order violates the First Amendment. The order threatens to imprison an American citizen ...

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