Campaign Legal Ctr. v. FEC (Hillary for Amer. and Correct the Record)

September 15, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

The Institute writes to flag an important and unsettled issue: the so-called media, or press, exemption. Although the FEC did not rely on the ...

CIC Services, LLC v. IRS

July 22, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech urges the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that could effectively close the courthouse doors to lawsuits ...

Campaign Legal Center v. Federal Election Commission

May 29, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech filed an amicus brief in this case to apprise the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia of ...

Mckesson v. Doe

April 9, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The First Amendment right to protest is threatened by harassing lawsuits that seek to hold activists accountable for actions at public events they neither ...

Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants

April 1, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, the use of automatic dialing or prerecorded calls to cell phones is generally prohibited. The Federal ...

National Association for Gun Rights v. Mangan

January 22, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

“Speech concerning public affairs is more than self-expression; it is the essence of self government[,]” and heightened constitutional protections apply to such expressions regardless ...

Amawi, Et Al., v. Pflugerville Independent School District, Et Al.

December 6, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

“The First Amendment bars subtle as well as obvious devices by which political association might be stifled.” Those participating in the boycotts restricted by ...

Multnomah County, et al. v. Mehrwein, et al.

October 3, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , , ,

The Measure limits contributions to candidates and to groups making independent expenditures. The Oregon Supreme Court, however, has held that the Oregon constitution can ...

Americans For Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra

September 26, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

The First Amendment protects the right of all Americans to “to pursue their lawful private interests privately and to associate freely with others in ...

Jones v. Jegley

September 5, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech’s amicus brief asks a federal court to allow an Arkansas citizen to make campaign contributions within legal limits. Arkansas ...

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