California Group Sues San Francisco Over 32-Second Ad Disclaimer

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May 11, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Want to advertise to San Francisco voters? Before starting your message, the city could force you to spend over 30 seconds reciting publicly available ...

New Study: Majority of States Lack Basic Free Speech Protections Against Frivolous Lawsuits

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February 28, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Most states do a poor job of protecting their citizens from frivolous lawsuits intended to stifle free speech, according to a new study released today by ...

Lawsuit: Missouri School Board Violates First Amendment Rights of Critics

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February 14, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Concerned parents and community members in St. Charles County, Missouri, formed Francis Howell Families (FHF) to advocate for transparency and accountability in their local ...

Lawsuit Says Colorado’s Campaign Contribution Limits Violate First Amendment

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January 31, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The nation’s most restrictive limit on donations to legislative candidates just landed in federal court. In a lawsuit filed late Friday, two Colorado candidates and a ...

Lawsuit Aims to Restore Nonprofits’ Freedom to Speak About Candidates

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December 3, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A Wisconsin nonprofit filed a federal lawsuit yesterday that aims to stop a massive expansion of the Federal Election Commission’s donor disclosure mandates for nonprofit groups ...

Court Orders Pennsylvania School Board to Allow Critics to Speak

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November 17, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a Pennsylvania school board to allow parents and community members to criticize school policies and officials by name at public meetings. The court cited abundant evidence in ...

Victory: Blue State Refugees Rally to Proceed in South Dakota

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November 8, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The Noem administration agreed on Friday to grant a permit to the Blue State Refugees to rally on the Capitol grounds during a special ...

Lawsuit: Ban on “Personally Directed” Criticism of School Board Members Violates the First Amendment

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November 5, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

When Brevard Public Schools adopted policies that many parents disagreed with, the Brevard Moms for Liberty did what any group of Americans would do. ...

Lawsuit: How the Governor Stole Protest Rights

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November 4, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Christmas festivities at the South Dakota Capitol this winter will include two full months of silent nights – and silent days. The state has ...

Statement on Senate Vote Defeating S. 2747

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October 20, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech released the following statement in response to today’s vote in the Senate turning aside S. 2747, also known as the ...

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