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 ...

NetChoice v. Paxton

March 18, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

Our nation has a rich history of respecting private businesses’ expressive rights, while acknowledging that sometimes their centrality to the operation of civic life ...

Pulliam, et al. v. Austin, et al.

February 22, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute filed an amicus brief urging the court to limit the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”) under the First Amendment to situations where ...

Starkey v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis

January 18, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

While the District Court correctly held that the ministerial exception shields the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Inc. and Roncalli High School, Inc. from ...

Avenatti v. Fox News Network et al.

December 23, 2021   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

This amicus brief supports the lower court’s dismissal of charges against defendant Jonathan Hunt. Michael Avenatti is a public figure, and the statements of ...

Federal Election Commission v. Cruz

December 21, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Senator Ted Cruz’s victory over the Federal Election Commission in a loan-repayment case clarified important First Amendment principles. The Institute for Free Speech asked ...

Virden v. City of Austin

November 26, 2021   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

That the First Amendment secures a right to solicit contributions is firmly established. What use is the right to solicit contributions, if there is ...

New Jersey Bankers Association v. Attorney General of New Jersey

November 23, 2021   •  By IFS staff   •  , , ,

Industry-specific contribution bans such as New Jersey’s directly burden associational rights and are subject to exacting scrutiny, which requires narrow tailoring. The district court ...

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Romeril

November 18, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Second Circuit panel erred, and departed from decisions of this Court, other Circuits, and the Supreme Court, when it held that the notice ...

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