When Defending the Rule of Law Means Defending the FEC

June 1, 2020   •  By Tyler Martinez   •  , ,

In the early hours of the morning on May 29, 2020, the Institute for Free Speech did something many would not expect: we filed ...

Institute for Free Speech Welcomes Summer Research Intern, Alec Greven

May 11, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

Alec Greven has joined the Institute for Free Speech as a Research Intern for the summer of 2020. He is based in the Research ...

Pandemic Gives Incumbents Yet Another Advantage Over Challengers

May 4, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , ,

The current public health crisis magnifies the disparity between challengers and incumbents. The entire country is almost singularly focused on the impact of COVID-19, ...

Stay-at-Home Orders and Freedom of Assembly

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April 29, 2020   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

A federal judge in Kentucky recently declared “constitutional rights still exist” and ruled that a mayor’s pandemic-related executive order violated the First Amendment. Whether ...

Together Apart: During Pandemic, Online Groups Are More Important Than Ever

April 17, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , ,

Although the COVID-19 crisis has made “social distancing” our national mantra, the only separation we need is physical. Thanks to the internet, we can ...

Politicians Concerned About Coronavirus Misinformation Should Look in the Mirror

April 7, 2020   •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

After watching national and international agencies repeatedly give bad advice to the public about a viral pandemic that could kill hundreds of thousands of ...

Biden’s Comments Ignore the Dirty Truth About “Clean Money”

April 2, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

At the most recent Democratic debate, former Vice President Joe Biden played into the disproven narrative that taxpayer-financed campaigns improve democracy. Biden’s platform calls ...

Bloomberg (Again) and DNC Show Why Contribution Limits Should be Eliminated

April 1, 2020   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , ,

In early March, the failed presidential campaign of billionaire Michael Bloomberg added to the reams of evidence that money can’t buy electoral success. In ...

Senators Merkley and Udall Tout Legislation that Hands Power to the Politicians

March 30, 2020   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , ,

Senators Jeff Merkley and Tom Udall describe H.R. 1, the so-called “For the People Act,” as “legislation to put power back in the hands ...

Bloomberg Campaign Shows Why Contribution Limits Should Be Eliminated

March 19, 2020   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , ,

The obvious next step in the march towards truly free election campaigns is to remove all contribution limits. If billionaires like Bloomberg can contribute ...

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