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 ...

Woodhull Freedom Foundation, et al. v. U.S., et al.

February 21, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Woodhull Freedom Foundation is challenging the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) because it “chills sexual speech and ...

State of Washington v. Grocery Manufacturers Association

February 5, 2019   •  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 ...

Tate v. United States

December 7, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

At issue in this case is the conviction of several actors involved in the Ron Paul for President campaign, who the government prosecuted under ...

Montanans for Community Development v. Mangan

October 24, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

In 1976, the Supreme Court narrowly construed a federal campaign finance law in order to shield civil society from overregulation in Buckley v. Valeo. ...

Nieves v. Bartlett

The Supreme Court should reject any mode of analysis for First Amendment retaliatory arrest claims that permits official conduct to go unchecked that is ...

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