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

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 ...

Lake Travis Citizens Council v. Ashley

Lake Travis
November 26, 2015   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

Lake Travis Citizens Council (LTCC) is a small nonprofit corporation located in Travis County, Texas. The Council’s stated goal is “to make life better ...

Utah Taxpayers Association v. Cox

November 9, 2015   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

When a state decides to regulate the speech of citizen groups, it must specify in an understandable way what speech triggers regulation and detailed ...

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