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Michael Cohen plea turns campaign donations into slush fund for bad behavior

December 14, 2018  •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

This theory of the law would transform campaign finance donations from money used only to pay for a campaign to persuade the public, to ...

Michael Cohen Pled Guilty to Something That Is Not a Crime

December 13, 2018  •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

The prosecutor is twisting campaign-finance law.

Record campaign spending for election is good for democracy

November 19, 2018  •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

Election Day is like the Kentucky Derby for political nerds. It does not happen out of nowhere. A lot of people donate a lot ...

You might get harassed like Tucker Carlson for giving to a cause you believe in

November 9, 2018  •  By Eric Peterson   •  , ,

Have we passed the point of civil disagreement in this country? If the scene that played out in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday was any ...

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Institute for Free Speech Welcomes Attorney Ryan Morrison

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December 3, 2018  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech is pleased to welcome attorney Ryan Morrison to its legal team. Ryan’s addition to the staff ...

Volunteers Are Lobbyists, Rules Eighth Circuit

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November 28, 2018  •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Alexandria, VA – Today, an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled, 2-1, that unpaid citizen activists can be forced to comply with the same ...

Presenting the New IFS.org

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November 14, 2018  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech is pleased to announce its new website at IFS.org. The new website is easier to navigate, pleasing to ...

Supreme Court Should Hear Challenge to Montana Law, IFS Brief Says

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October 25, 2018  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech and the Cato Institute yesterday filed a friend of the court brief asking the Supreme Court to hear a ...

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Daily Media Links 12/14

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December 15, 2018  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News  Washington Examiner: Michael Cohen plea turns campaign donations into slush fund for bad behavior By Bradley A. Smith One welcome casualty of the ...

Daily Media Links 12/13

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December 13, 2018  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News  National Review: Michael Cohen Pled Guilty to Something That Is Not a Crime By Bradley A. Smith The Federal Election Campaign Act holds ...

Daily Media Links 12/12

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December 12, 2018  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News  Reason: Trump’s Cluelessness Remains His Best Defense Against Charges That He ‘Knowingly and Willfully’ Violated Campaign Finance Law By Jacob Sullum “At a ...

Daily Media Links 12/11

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December 12, 2018  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News  New Jersey Star-Ledger: Trump administration wants to put a price on freedom of speech. Soon you’ll have to pay a fee to ...