Alaska Policy Forum v. Alaska Public Offices Commission

August 11, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

Think tanks have a First Amendment right to educate the public about their views and advocate for the policies they believe are best. States ...

Institute for Free Speech v. Jarrett

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August 2, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech filed a lawsuit in federal court against Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the members, a former member, ...

Mobilize the Message, LLC v. Bonta

June 23, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , , ,

A California nonprofit, a political committee, and a company that provides door-knocking and signature gathering services argue that AB 5 violates the First Amendment because ...

Lakewood Citizens Watchdog Group v. City of Lakewood

June 2, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Lakewood, Colorado city officials claim that a local watchdog group broke the law when its regularly-published newsletter reported on candidates in a recent election. ...

Wyoming Gun Owners v. Buchanan

June 1, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that government cannot punish Americans for speaking about politics and public policy. Wyoming’s speech laws exceed ...

Hetherington v. Madden

April 15, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Kells Hetherington and the Institute for Free Speech filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Florida law that punishes candidates for nonpartisan offices from mentioning ...

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 ...

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