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New ad disclaimers silence activists

September 16, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , ,

This piece originally appeared in the The Hill on September 16, 2020.   Can the government put words in your mouth? The Constitution says no, ...

Cancel culture and speech regulation make a toxic mix

September 15, 2020  •  By David Keating   •  , , , ,

This piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on September 15, 2020.   What do Steven Pinker, David Frum, Margaret Atwood, and Noam Chomsky have ...

The 2020 election could see record lows for ‘dark money’ influence

September 2, 2020  •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

Dark money could be trending toward a record low this election cycle.

Political Giving Should Be Private

August 26, 2020  •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

This piece originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 26, 2020.   A third of Americans fear being fired for their political beliefs. ...

Restrictions on ballot slogans violate free speech

August 3, 2020  •  By Ryan Morrison   •  , ,

This piece originally appeared in the The Star-Ledger on July 30, 2020.   If you voted in the primary, you probably noticed a short slogan ...

2020 shows money can’t buy elections, so let’s remove restrictive contribution limits

July 14, 2020  •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , , ,

This piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on July 13, 2020.   We should have learned our lesson by now. In elections, it’s not ...

The harm of blocking political Facebook ads

June 23, 2020  •  By Luke Wachob   •  ,

This piece originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on June 23, 2020.   It’s true in life and politics: You don’t know what you ...

A Victory for Free Speech at the IRS

June 16, 2020  •  By Ryan Morrison   •  , , ,

The IRS recently amended its nonprofit donor reporting rules to protect the identities of contributors. From now on, nonprofits (except for 501(c)(3) charities and ...

Protest Organizers Shouldn’t Be Liable for Other People’s Crime

June 16, 2020  •  By Zac Morgan   •  , ,

A policeman injured by an unknown attacker at a Black Lives Matter protest in July 2016 in Louisiana sued the protest's organizer, DeRay Mckesson, ...

Taxpayer-financed campaigns could be an expensive mistake for New Yorkers

June 5, 2020  •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

In the midst of a devastating pandemic and plummeting tax revenue, New York’s new budget law gives millions of tax dollars to politicians for ...

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Amicus Brief: One Violation of Free Speech Is Too Many

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September 30, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech urged the Supreme Court yesterday to reverse a lower court ruling that favors the government in First Amendment challenges ...

IFS Analyzes First Amendment Records of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

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September 22, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech published the first in a series of analyses today reviewing the First Amendment records of President Trump's likely nominees ...

New Research: No Rise in Corruption Since Citizens United

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September 3, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech published new research today finding no evidence of increased public corruption following the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens ...

Amicus Brief: New Portland-Area Contribution Limits Are Unconstitutional

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August 18, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Taxpayers Association of Oregon filed an amicus brief late Monday urging a state circuit court to strike down Multnomah County’s limits on campaign ...

Analysis: Judicial Ads Act Proposes Unprecedented Expansion of Speech Regulation

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July 29, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech today published an analysis of the Judicial Ads Act (S.4183), a bill that would impose campaign finance regulations on speech ...

Obscure Tax Case Before Supreme Court Could Affect Free Speech

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July 22, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech today urged the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that could effectively close the courthouse doors to ...

Candidates Sue New Jersey Over Restrictions on Campaign Slogans

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July 2, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

 Two candidates for Congress in New Jersey today asked a federal court to declare the state's restrictions on campaign slogans unconstitutional. The Institute for Free Speech ...

IFS Legal Director Allen Dickerson to be Nominated to the FEC

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June 26, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

President Donald Trump today announced his intent to nominate Institute for Free Speech Legal Director Allen Dickerson to the Federal Election Commission.

Social Media Executive Order Raises Free Speech Concerns

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May 29, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Institute for Free Speech President David Keating released the following statement in response to yesterday’s executive order concerning speech on social media platforms:

IRS Privacy Reform a Long-Sought Victory for Free Speech

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May 26, 2020  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech released the following statement in response to today's announcement that the IRS finalized a rule to protect the privacy of ...

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Daily Media Links 10/20

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October 20, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News The Pelican Institute (Video): PeliCast: Online Speech During Elections Hosted by Eric Peterson Did someone say online censorship? Tune in Thursday ...

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October 19, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

New from the Institute for Free Speech Facebook and Twitter Become Arbiters of Truth By Scott Blackburn After years of claiming otherwise, Facebook and Twitter ...

Daily Media Links 10/16

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October 16, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

New from the Institute for Free Speech Just in Time for Halloween: The Social Dilemma Frightens with the Fictional Monsters of Big Tech By ...

Daily Media Links 10/15

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October 15, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

New from the Institute for Free Speech No Evidence of Scandal at ActBlue By David Keating Take Back Action Fund recently peddled a so-called ...

Daily Media Links 10/14

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October 14, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

We’re Hiring! Legal Director – Institute for Free Speech – Washington, DC or Virtual Office The Institute for Free Speech anticipates the need for ...

Daily Media Links 10/13

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October 13, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Rappahannock News: Haystack brouhaha raises sign ordinance questions By Rachel Needham In an interview with this newspaper, First Amendment advocate David ...

Daily Media Links 10/9

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October 9, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

The Courts Fresno Bee: Devin Nunes lost in court against a magazine. Now he wants to change US libel law By Kate Irby In ...

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October 8, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Graydon: Judge Amy Coney Barrett and the First Amendment By Jack Greiner I’ve been wondering about how Judge Barrett might view ...

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October 7, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

We’re Hiring! Legal Director – Institute for Free Speech – Washington, DC or Virtual Office The Institute for Free Speech anticipates the need for ...

Daily Media Links 10/6

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October 6, 2020  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

Supreme Court SCOTUSblog: Argument analysis: Justices skeptical of challenge to Delaware rules on bipartisanship in judiciary By Amy Howe The Supreme Court heard the ...