Mazo and McCormick v. Way, et al.

July 2, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

New Jersey law allows candidates in primary elections for Congress to include a slogan of up to six words next to their name on ...

Yes on Prop B v. San Francisco

April 22, 2020   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , , ,

Disclaimers must be simple and straightforward so that viewers can remember them and speakers are not forced to read lengthy government scripts. Yet San ...

South Dakota Newspaper Association, et al. v. Barnett, et al.

Americans have the right to support or oppose state ballot measures, even if they are not residents of the state. This is the issue ...

Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance v. Sullivan

October 10, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Can the government hijack over 20 percent of an issue ad to promote the state’s message? Can it force a speaker to name five ...

Institute for Free Speech v. Ravnsborg, et al.

October 8, 2018   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

May a state government subject those who wish to publish an analysis of pending ballot measures to criminal prosecution even when such an analysis ...

Markley and Sampson v. SEEC

CT SEEC Sampson
June 11, 2018   •  By IFS staff   •  , , ,

Can a candidate for the Connecticut General Assembly send a mailer opposing the policies of the governor? That is the question at the center ...

Thomas v. Bright

January 22, 2018   •  By IFS staff   •  , , ,

Can a state force you to tear down your billboard because they don’t like the content of the message? That is the question at ...

Federal Election Commission v. Jeremy Johnson and John Swallow

John Swallow
October 23, 2017   •  By IFS staff   •  , , ,

Can the FEC punish an individual for giving advice? That is the question at the core of Federal Election Commission v. Jeremy Johnson and John ...

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v. Brown

December 15, 2016   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

Can state legislators overturn the will of the people in order to institute tax-financed campaigns? Under California law, the Institute for Free Speech believes ...

The November Team, et al., v. Joint Commission on Public Ethics

JCOPE2
March 8, 2016   •  By IFS staff   •  , , , , ,

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) issued a final advisory opinion in January 2016 that would expand the definition of ...

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