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Celebrate the Citizens United Decade

January 21, 2020  •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

This piece originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal on January 20, 2020.   ‘Last week,” President Obama declared a decade ago, “the Supreme Court ...

California Aims To Take Nonprofit Donors’ Right To Privacy

January 16, 2020  •  By Zac Morgan   •  ,

This piece originally appeared in Daily Caller on January 16, 2020.   Several cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court ask the question: will ...

Seattle Moves To Silence Dissent From Corporations

January 15, 2020  •  By Eric Wang   •  ,

This piece originally appeared in Daily Caller on January 15, 2020.   When government seeks to enact laws that harm your interests, should you ...

Surprise! The IRS really does want to protect your privacy

January 10, 2020  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

This piece originally appeared in Washington Examiner on January 10, 2020.   Admiring the role of civic organizations in the infancy of America, Alexis De ...

Campaign finance limits take choices away from voters

December 17, 2019  •  By David Keating   •  ,

This piece originally appeared in Washington Examiner on December 17, 2019.   It happens every presidential election. A promising candidate joins the race, makes ...

Ending your right to petition the government as we know it

November 25, 2019  •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

The best way to fight corruption is to protect freedom of speech and the right to vote.

Facebook is making the right choice on political speech

November 19, 2019  •  By Scott Blackburn   •  ,

Twitter’s strategy shows the cost to free expression that comes when ads are not treated as speech.

Courts come to defense of free speech in New Jersey, New York

November 18, 2019  •  By David Keating   •  , , ,

As legislatures and administrative bodies fight harder than ever to expose the identities of nonprofit donors, courts must step up to the challenge of ...

Free Speech Means Free Speech

November 6, 2019  •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

Removing a major source of low-cost political advertising from Twitter harms those who don't yet have a large audience but are looking for an ...

Campaign Finance Law Should Do More To Prevent Donor Harassment

October 24, 2019  •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

At a time when everyone’s contributions over $200 are just a few clicks away, disclosure laws created in a pre-internet era deserve a second ...

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Analysis: Citizens United Led to More Speech, Better Democracy

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January 16, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech released an analysis today of the effects of the Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. ...

IFS Asks Supreme Court to Halt California Demand for Nonprofit Donor Names

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December 19, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech late yesterday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a California mandate requiring nonprofits and charitable organizations to report ...

Texas Anti-BDS Law is Unconstitutional Viewpoint-Based Discrimination

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December 9, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A Texas law violates the First Amendment right to engage in political boycotts, according to an amicus brief filed late Friday by the Institute ...

Fourth Circuit Halts Maryland Online Speech Law

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December 6, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech released the following statement praising today's ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in ...

Supreme Court Expresses Doubt About Contribution Limits in Alaska and Five Other States

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November 25, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech released the following statement in response to today's opinion and remand by the U.S. Supreme Court on a First Amendment ...

Institute for Free Speech Adds Media Manager, Policy Analyst

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November 7, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech is pleased to announce that Tiffany Donnelly has joined IFS as the Institute's Media Manager. Alex Baiocco, who joined the ...

IRS Should Adopt Proposed Privacy Rule

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November 5, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech filed comments with the Internal Revenue Service late yesterday in support of a proposed agency rulemaking to protect the ...

Volunteers Are Not Lobbyists, Rules Eighth Circuit

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November 1, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Today, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting en banc confirmed that the Constitution does not allow states to treat unpaid citizen activists like ...

Statement on Mark Zuckerberg’s Address on Free Speech

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October 17, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech released the following statement in response to today's speech by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Georgetown University on the ...

Amicus Brief: Supreme Court Should Review California’s Demand for Charity Donor Lists

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September 26, 2019  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court late yesterday urging the Court to review California's demand that ...

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January 27, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

Supreme Court SCOTUSblog: Petitions of the week By Andrew Hamm Facebook Inc. v. Duguid 19-511 Issues: (1) Whether the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991’s prohibition ...

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January 24, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News PJ Media: Why Do the Democrats Hate Citizens United So Much? By Tyler O’Neil Of course, this [Citizens United] decision did have some ...

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January 23, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News WBUR 90.9 (On Point-NPR): Taking Stock Of The Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision, 10 Years Later By Meghna Chakrabarti and Hilary McQuilkin It’s ...

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January 22, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Washington Examiner: Ten years later, Citizens United has boosted megadonors more than corporations By Nihal Krishan Democrats see Citizens United having led to an ...

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January 21, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Wall Street Journal: Celebrate the Citizens United Decade By Bradley A. Smith ‘Last week,” President Obama declared a decade ago, “the Supreme Court ...

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January 17, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Marketplace: Sheila Krumholz reveals the secrets behind money in politics By Kimberly Adams Since the Citizens United decision, there have been ...

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January 16, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Daily Caller: MORGAN: California Aims To Take Nonprofit Donors’ Right To Privacy By Zac Morgan Several cases currently before the U.S. Supreme ...

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January 15, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News New York Times: Iowa Legislature denying access to blogger despite protests By Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature has ...

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January 14, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

Supreme Court Politico: Supreme Court to hear challenge to auto-dialing ban By Zach Montellaro The Supreme Court will hear a case this spring over the ...

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January 13, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Washington Times: Supreme Court may review California, nonprofit privacy law By Alex Swoyer The Supreme Court could decide as early as Monday whether ...