Josh Hawley misses the mark on Citizens United

November 20, 2023   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

The illiberal Left reacted to the decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission with hysteria.

Seventeen states still criminalize criticism of public officials

October 13, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  , , ,

New Hampshire’s criminal libel law makes intentionally and falsely disparaging another person a misdemeanor if the communication “will tend to expose any other living person ...

LTE: Protect speech

September 28, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

The rich shouldn’t be able to weaponize frivolous litigation to stifle speech — and Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity to ensure they can’t.

NJ flips to strongly protecting free speech from lawsuits

September 28, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a new law — passed unanimously by both houses of the legislature — that strengthens the free speech rights ...

Newspaper Raid Highlights Crucial Importance of Free Speech

September 15, 2023   •  By Tom Garrett   •  ,

A small Kansas town recently became an unlikely — but pivotal — free speech battleground.

Comments on Investigations Conducted by the Office of General Counsel

September 12, 2023   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

On September 12, 2023, the Institute for Free Speech submitted comments to the Federal Election Commission in support of Agenda Document 23-21-A, “Investigations Conducted ...

Straw donor scams steal tax dollars: Public matching fund programs are ripe for rip offs

September 5, 2023   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

Passed during a devastating pandemic and plummeting tax revenue, New York’s new budget law gives tens of millions of tax dollars to political campaigns.

Government Takes Cues from Leftist SPLC To Bully Opponents Like Moms For Liberty

July 13, 2023   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

Anyone who cares about free speech should ignore characterizations that make routine political disagreements seem ‘dangerous’ and worthy of government attention.

Commentary: When restricting free speech backfires

June 26, 2023   •  By Tom Garrett   •  ,

It took over two years, but YouTube has finally learned a crucial lesson about the dangers of restricting political speech.

Florida Elections Commission learns expensive free speech lesson

June 21, 2023   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

If you can dish it out, you’ve got to be able to take it. That’s a lesson the Florida Elections Commission (FEC) is learning ...

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