Government Censorship of Social Media Demands Bright-Line Rule

March 14, 2024   •  By Charles "Chip" Miller & Brett Nolan   •  , ,

Institute for Free Speech attorneys say the squishy test courts currently apply to government censorship of third parties doesn’t sufficiently protect free speech, and ...

Commentary: Bill would correct a glaring weakness in SC’s free speech protections

March 10, 2024   •  By David Keating   •  ,

South Carolina currently provides no protection against a key threat to free speech: strategic lawsuits against public participation, or “SLAPPs.”

Protecting Free Speech in West Virginia

February 16, 2024   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

Current West Virginia law provides no SLAPP protection whatsoever for speakers who comment on any matter of public concern.

FEC shows how (and why) bipartisanship can still work

February 16, 2024   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

It is true that the FEC’s bipartisan structure will lead it to tie votes at times. But this is a feature, not a bug.

Lawmakers should protect free speech in Pennsylvania and pass the Anti-SLAPP bill | Opinion

January 31, 2024   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

State lawmakers have a golden opportunity to strengthen free speech for all Pennsylvanians this year.

Protect Free Speech Against Lawsuits

January 13, 2024   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

What can Michigan do to improve free-speech protections for its citizens?

Minnesota’s Xenophobic Restrictions on Speech

December 17, 2023   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

The Minnesota law is typical of these measures, making Monday’s hearing an early test of their constitutionality. The law defines “foreign-influenced corporations” as including any U.S. ...

Idaho is one of the last states without an anti-SLAPP law. It’s time to change that

December 5, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

Unfortunately, as the Institute for Free Speech’s new 2023 Anti-SLAPP Report Card highlights, Idaho is one of a dwindling number of states without vital ...

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 ...

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