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Democrats Are Looking To Make The FEC A Lot More Partisan

May 24, 2019  •  By Eric Wang   •  ,

The FEC’s bipartisan and deliberative structure is critical for an agency that regulates sensitive core First Amendment-protected activities.

Government Surveillance Of Political Activists Is Scary, Illegal, And Common

May 13, 2019  •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

In an increasingly connected world, the risk of surveillance stifling speech is higher than ever. Protecting First Amendment rights in the 21st century calls for ...

No: Government shouldn’t dictate views we’re allowed to hear

May 9, 2019  •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

Can the government ban political speech based on the identity of the speaker, or the mechanism that the speaker uses to communicate to fellow ...

Hate campaign spending? Gillibrand’s ‘democracy dollars’ would put it on steroids

May 6, 2019  •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

Giving the equivalent of government-funded steroids to campaigns will not create a level playing field. It will just make elections more costly, more ad-driven, ...

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Statement on Ruling in Libertarian National Committee v. FEC

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May 21, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech released the following statement in response to today’s decision in Libertarian National Committee v. FEC. The en banc D.C. ...

South Dakota Out-of-State Donor Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

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May 9, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional South Dakota Initiated Measure 24, a state law which would have banned Americans from other states from contributing ...

Lawsuit Challenges South Dakota Ban on Out-of-State Contributors to Ballot Measures

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April 18, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A coalition of South Dakota media associations, trade associations, a nonprofit advocacy group, and a former South Dakota resident yesterday filed a lawsuit in ...

Eighth Circuit to Hear First Amendment Petition Rights Case Friday

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April 18, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

This Friday morning, Institute for Free Speech Legal Director Allen Dickerson will argue before all eleven judges of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Daily Media Links 5/23

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May 23, 2019  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News Center for Public Integrity: Elizabeth Warren Decries Big Money In Politics. Her Campaign Treasurer Embodies It. By Lateshia Beachum Dubbed a “personal PAC ...

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May 22, 2019  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News Daily Caller: Democrats Are Looking To Make The FEC A Lot More Partisan By Eric Wang A frequent grievance against the FEC is ...

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May 21, 2019  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News Washington Examiner: ‘This was a steal’: Campaign real estate deal that ‘thrilled’ Trump could be illegal By Steven Nelson President Trump was “thrilled” ...

Daily Media Links 5/20

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May 20, 2019  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the News Freedom Foundation: Legal Powerhouses Urge SCOTUS to Consider Freedom Foundation Appeal By Jeff Rhodes The case in question dates back to 2014, when ...