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 ...

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 ...

Thompson v. Hebdon

August 26, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

This case, Thompson v. Hebdon, challenges Alaska’s $500 per election cycle limit on contributions from individuals to legislative and gubernatorial candidates. It also challenges ...

The Washington Post, et al. v. David J. McManus, Jr., et al.

June 7, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

Maryland’s law requires press entities and Internet advertisers to amass vast amounts of information—every buyer of advertisements and their underlying donors—in order to possibly ...

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 ...

Arkansas Times LP, v. Waldrip, et al.

April 16, 2019   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

Political boycotts combine associational and expressive activities that are each protected by the First Amendment. And, just as the political boycott is more than ...

Crossroads GPS v. CREW, et al.

March 18, 2019   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

In August 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a 37-year old Federal Election Commission regulation that limited donor ...

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

February 26, 2019   •  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 ...

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