“For the People Act” gives politicians more power, curtails speech

March 6, 2021   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

The threats to free speech in the so-called “For the People Act” span hundreds of pages and are too numerous to cover in their ...

The Democrats’ New Schemes to Control Political Speech

February 27, 2021   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

This, apparently, is the president’s vision of democracy: a status quo-preserving machine wherein those in power get a monopoly on political speech, while the ...

House Dems’ Misguided Effort to Muzzle Conservative Media

February 24, 2021   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

On Feb. 24, House Democrats will hold a hearing on “traditional media’s role in promoting disinformation and extremism.” This hearing is a dangerous threat to American ...

Social media crackdown raises free speech concerns

January 25, 2021   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

The First Amendment restrains government, not private parties, from censoring speech. Still, recent actions by social media companies should give Americans pause.

Facebook takes the muzzle off Georgia Senate races, but is it too late?

December 18, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , ,

For over six weeks, Facebook held two Senate races hostage, blocking four candidates from reaching Georgia voters with ads before next month’s election. On ...

Election yard signs are as American as apple pie

December 1, 2020   •  By Ryan Morrison   •  , , ,

Yard signs represent a proud tradition of political advocacy. For candidates who receive limited media coverage, they are a low-cost way of introducing themselves ...

Stunning Findings on Campaign-Finance Law

November 23, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , , ,

Well, you’d be wrong, as we’re reminded by David M. Primo and Jeffrey D. Milyo’s latest work, Campaign Finance and American Democracy: What the Public ...

Without Citizens United, that new Borat movie would be illegal

November 2, 2020   •  By Eric Wang   •  , , ,

Fans of the new Borat sequel should thank the Supreme Court’s much-maligned and misunderstood Citizens United decision. Without that ruling, America would resemble the autocratic regime in Borat’s ...

Supreme Court Case Could Rewrite the Book on Free-Speech Lawsuits

October 22, 2020   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , ,

Should the government be held to account when it violates a person’s First Amendment rights, or should it be allowed to manipulate the legal system to avoid ...

Campaign law blackouts limit political speech when public debate is needed the most

October 21, 2020   •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

“Electioneering communications” laws forget that government doesn’t shut down when campaign season kicks in. This year’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett is proof.

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