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Let’s expose ‘dark money’ without threatening free speech, advocates say

March 13, 2019  •  By David Keating   •  ,

The way to counter corruption and check the influence of entrenched power is not to pry open the donor files of organizations, but to ...

Changing the campaign refs is the wrong call for democracy

March 11, 2019  •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

Unfortunately, the first bill proposed in the 2019 Congress will destroy the FEC’s bipartisanship.

Editorial counterpoint: Could campaign disclosure laws be a threat to democracy? Absolutely.

March 8, 2019  •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

Transparency is for government; privacy is for citizens.

Dems Have Passed HR1 – And It Could Make Life A Lot Harder For AOC

March 8, 2019  •  By Eric Wang   •  ,

Ironically, campaign finance controversies surrounding Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic freshmen class superstar, illustrate the bill’s severe flaws.

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New Report Surveys Speech-Chilling Statutes Across the Country

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March 19, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech today published a first-of-its-kind survey of campaign speech regulations and grassroots lobbying laws that implicate First Amendment freedoms. The ...

Statement in Response to House Vote on H.R. 1

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March 8, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech released the following statement in response to today's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1, ...

D.C. Circuit Should Hear First Amendment Challenge to FOSTA

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February 21, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A friend-of-the-court brief filed last night by the Institute for Free Speech (IFS) argued that a federal judge erred in slamming the door to ...

President David Keating Testifies Before House Administration Committee on H.R. 1

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February 14, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Alexandria, VA – Institute for Free Speech President David Keating will testify before the Committee on House Administration at a hearing today on H.R. 1, ...

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Daily Media Links 3/22

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March 22, 2019  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

The Courts NPR: Federal Court Ruling May Open The Door To More ‘Scam PACs’ By Jessica Taylor On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan struck ...

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March 21, 2019  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News Stateline (Pew Charitable Trusts): Political Candidates Don’t Always Tell the Truth (And You Can’t Make Them) By Matt Vasilogambros Since 2011, Montana courts ...

Daily Media Links 3/20

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March 20, 2019  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News State Policy Network: Institute for Free Speech to defend petition rights at the Eighth Circuit By Matt Nese Can a state government ...

Daily Media Links 3/19

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March 19, 2019  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

New from the Institute for Free Speech New Report Surveys Speech-Chilling Statutes Across the Country The Institute for Free Speech today published a first-of-its-kind ...