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Daily Media Links 10/19: Suit targets campaign finance disclosure laws, In what may be a first, Patagonia endorses two Senate candidates, and more…

In the News WBUR Boston NPR: Question 2 Wants Mass. Voters To Take A Stand Against Citizens United – If Only A Symbolic One By Quincy Walters Question 2 asks Massachusetts voters to mandate the creation of a commission that would explore a path to a constitutional amendment that would nullify Citizens United. The ballot measure says […]

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Daily Media Links 10/18: Kentucky AG Defends Campaign Finance Reform in Sixth Circuit, More Money in Politics Is Great, and more…

New from the Institute for Free Speech Institute for Free Speech Wins Legal Challenge, Publishes Analysis of South Dakota Constitutional Amendment W and Initiated Measure 24 Following a federal court ruling, the Institute for Free Speech released its analysis of two South Dakota ballot measures that the group says implicate First Amendment rights. The measures […]

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Daily Media Links 10/17: New Government Rules Would Restrict Free Speech Near the White House, Sixth Circuit Weighs Ohio Online-Harassment Law, and more…

In the News Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Free speech group can publish ballot information ahead of election, federal judge rules By Danielle Ferguson A national free speech group suing South Dakota over its campaign finance laws can distribute educational materials about two upcoming ballot issues ahead of the November election, a federal judge ruled this week.  The Institute […]

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Daily Media Links 10/16: Supreme Court takes public access TV case with bigger implications, Pelosi: Dems would start with campaign finance reform if they take House, and more…

In the News Soapbox Cincinnati: Civics Essential: How dark money, negative ads & campaign finance impact Ohioans at the ballot box By Jim DeBrosse More Dark Money donors may have to be revealed shortly after a recent federal court ruling on a lawsuit involving another Ohio campaign. The suit was filed after the nonprofit organization known as […]

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Daily Media Links 10/15: Facebook purged over 800 U.S. accounts and pages for pushing political spam, Democrats Are Hauling In Unprecedented Funds for the Midterms, and more…

In the News Keloland TV: Federal Judge Hears The Institute For Free Speech Case We have an update on the national non-profit that says two measures on South Dakota’s November ballot may violate your First Amendment Rights.  The Institute for Free Speech is suing Attorney General Marty Jackley and Secretary of State Shantel Krebs. Friday morning a […]

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Daily Media Links 10/11: Objecting to Compelled Speech Is More than Sour Grapes, House Democratic Challengers Demand Campaign-Finance Reforms, and more…

In the News MassLive: Mass Fiscal Alliance sues state over donor disclosure requirements By Shira Schoenberg Under [Massachusetts law], all ads that name candidates within 90 days of an election must disclose the organization’s top five donors. Ads must also include an on-camera statement from the organization’s principal officer. Allen Dickerson, director of the Virginia-based Institute for […]

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Daily Media Links 10/10: Trump Administration Seeks to Stifle Protests Near White House and on National Mall, Partisans United Against Free Speech, and more…

In the News Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Free speech group sues state ahead of November election By Jonathan Ellis A national group that opposes restrictions on political speech is asking a federal judge to declare a South Dakota campaign finance law unconstitutional. The Institute for Free Speech contends that South Dakota’s law regulating independent communication [“concerning” […]

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Daily Media Links 10/9: California’s Assault On Fundraising Has National Impact, Commission Finds Violations by 2 Groups Backing Dunleavy, and more…

In the News People’s Pundit Daily: Conservatives Celebrate, Liberals Lament Kavanaugh Confirmation By PPD Staff The nonpartisan Institute for Free Speech, previously known as the Center for Competitive Politics, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that “promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government.” The Institute previously conducted an extensive analysis of […]

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Daily Media Links 10/5: The First Amendment Moral In Trump’s Criticism Of Mass Media, FEC guidance to limit impact of dark money court ruling, and more…

In the News Ballotpedia: North Dakota Measure 1, Ethics Commission, Foreign Political Contribution Ban, and Conflicts of Interest Initiative (2018) The Institute for Free Speech (IFS), formerly known as the Center for Competitive Politics, published a report authored by Senior Fellow Eric Wang in August 2018 analyzing Measure 1… “- The initiative proposes reporting requirements for […]

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Daily Media Links 10/4: Will the Next Women’s March Be Taxed?, Five Years Ago Today: John Doe Raids Wisconsin, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: When it matters most, Americans can’t speak freely right before Election Day By Eric Peterson Oppose or support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it seems everyone has an opinion about him. Yet at this crucial time when the public wants to speak their minds and be […]

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.