Coalition Letter on Civil Rights Concerns about Social Media Monitoring by Law Enforcement

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November 6, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Often covert and conducted without oversight, social media surveillance gives law enforcement agencies the ability to monitor and archive information on millions of people’s ...

Comments to IRS on REG-102508-16

November 4, 2019   •  By Allen Dickerson   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech respectfully submits the following comments in support of the proposed rule updating the information reporting regulations under Section 6033. ...

Comments to FEC on REG 2019-01

September 30, 2019   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

The Institute for Free Speech respectfully submits the following comments regarding the Notification of Availability on a Petition for Rulemaking to amend the definition ...

Letter to Arizona Department of Child Safety Concerning Ban on Parental Criticism of Agency Actions

July 23, 2019   •  By David Keating   •  , , ,

I write in response to a recent Arizona Republic article that reports at least one instance where your office has instructed a parent to ...

Comments to FEC in Support of AOR 2019-12 (Area 1 Security, Inc. II)

June 24, 2019   •  By Allen Dickerson   •  ,

The Federal Election Commission has the opportunity to clarify that candidate and party committees may make use of any commercially-available tool at its commercially-available ...

Analysis of Connecticut H.B. 7329 (2019)

May 7, 2019   •  By Eric Wang   •  , , , ,

H.B. 7329 would impose unclear reporting burdens on Connecticut residents speaking about issues of public importance in the state. The bill would also worsen ...

Center for Democracy & Technology Coalition Letter to Department of Homeland Security

May 1, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

We are a coalition of 103 civil liberties, civil rights, corporate responsibility, faith-based, human rights, immigrant rights, journalism, media, privacy, and government transparency organizations, ...

Comments to FEC on Notice 2018–05

April 15, 2019   •  By Allen Dickerson   •  , ,

On behalf of the Institute for Free Speech, we respectfully submit the following in response to the Federal Election Commission’s request for comments on ...

Coalition Letter to U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources

April 1, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

PDF of coalition letter available here The Honorable Raúl Grijalva The Honorable Rob Bishop Dear Chairman Grijalva and Ranking Member Bishop: We, the undersigned ...

Concerns with and Suggested Fixes to Indiana S.B. 471

March 18, 2019   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

The goal of S.B. 471, to protect manufacturing and vital utilities, is certainly laudable. However, the measure’s vague language would greatly chill free speech ...

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