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Free speech threatened if legislators override veto

May 23, 2023  •  By David Keating   •  ,

A bill that could soon become law, House Bill 1236, would undermine the Oklahoma Citizens Protection Act (OCPA). The OCPA created one of the ...

Opinion: Bill endangers the ability of Texans to speak freely

May 5, 2023  •  By David Keating   •  ,

Texans should take pride in the fact that their state has one of the strongest free-speech protections against frivolous lawsuits in the country.  Unfortunately, a bill currently ...

Trump Indictment Is a Perversion of Campaign-Finance Law

May 5, 2023  •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

Here’s where Mr. Bragg’s legal problem comes in: Was the hush money a campaign contribution? The governing statute, the Federal Election Campaign Act, provides ...

LTE: We shouldn’t be limited in pooling our money in political speech

April 21, 2023  •  By David Keating   •  , ,

Your recent editorial (“Ways to combat dark money in Massachusetts politics,” Opinion, April 13) missed the mark in citing Attorney General Maura Healey for not advancing ...

Matching funds tempt corrupt pols & cost plenty

February 14, 2023  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

But taxpayers aren’t so lucky. They’re still on the hook for funding the money pit encouraging these corrupt politicians, New York City’s matching funds ...

LTE: Declaring party in school-board races is welcomed

January 31, 2023  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

I understand Scott Maxwell’s concerns about partisanship in local elections ( “Judge allows more partisanship in Florida elections. Things are about to get uglier.” ...

Why disclosing ‘dark money’ donations actually hurts your freedom of speech

January 24, 2023  •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

Proposition 211 harms your right to join others to form groups to press for government reform. With the law’s forced disclosure of names and addresses, fewer ...

Judge strikes down Florida censorship of nonpartisan candidates

January 19, 2023  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

When Escambia County School Board candidate Kells Hetherington chose to describe himself as a “lifelong Republican” in his candidate statement on a county website ...

New York’s complex laws restrict speech and advocacy

November 9, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , , ,

A new report says New York restricts more speech about government than any other state in the nation. The Institute for Free Speech, a ...

Washington state wages an unconstitutional war on political free speech

November 9, 2022  •  By Eric Wang   •  , ,

Washington’s prosecution of Meta and the resulting judgment is a miscarriage of justice. The unreasonable fine is the largest by far ever imposed for a campaign ...

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Laurel Libby Sues to Strike Down Unconstitutional Restrictions on Political Speech

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May 31, 2023  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A recent change to Maine law creates an unfair and unconstitutional system that gives even more influence to the most powerful political leaders and ...

Victory: Florida Elections Commission Pays $175k in Attorney’s Fees, Stops Punishing Political Speech

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April 18, 2023  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

This positive development for free political speech in Florida comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by Kells Hetherington and litigated by attorneys ...

The Institute for Free Speech Names Tom Garrett New Chief Communications Officer

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April 12, 2023  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

 The Institute for Free Speech has named Tom Garrett as its new Chief Communications Officer.

Trump Indictment Flawed: ‘Hush Money’ is Not a Campaign Expense

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April 5, 2023  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

“The criminal case against Donald Trump lacks a necessary element: there is no federal campaign finance violation.

Moms Sue Wilson County School Board over Censorship

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March 9, 2023  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

A group of Wilson County moms today filed a federal lawsuit against the Wilson County Board of Education for violating their First Amendment right to speak ...

Forsyth County School District to Pay $107.5K in Attorney’s Fees for Censorship

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February 16, 2023  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The plaintiffs, members of the local group Mama Bears of Forsyth County, were concerned about the the availability of sexually explicit books in Forsyth ...

Professor Sues University of Texas for First Amendment Violations

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February 9, 2023  •  By IFS staff   •  ,

A finance professor today sued officials at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) who threatened to punish him for his criticism of the ...

Forsyth County School District Agrees to End Censorship

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February 1, 2023  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Residents of Forsyth County are now permanently free to read excerpts from any written work available in the county school district’s classrooms or library ...

The Buckeye Institute Files Lawsuit Challenging IRS Collection of Donor Data

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December 5, 2022  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Buckeye Institute, an Ohio-based think tank, today filed a lawsuit challenging a decades-old tax law that forces the IRS to demand that nonprofit ...

Court Orders Halt to Forsyth County School Board Censorship

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November 17, 2022  •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Last night a federal judge ruled that key portions of the Forsyth County School Board public comment policy were unconstitutional and barred their enforcement.

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Daily Media Links 7/29

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July 29, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

We’re Hiring! Senior Attorney – Institute for Free Speech – Washington, DC or Virtual Office The Institute for Free Speech is hiring a Senior Attorney with ...

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July 28, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Washington Times: Lawsuit accuses Georgia school board of censoring moms at meetings By Sean Salai Two mothers have sued a Georgia school board ...

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July 27, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

New from the Institute for Free Speech Forsyth County Schools Sued for Censorship at Board Meetings Concerned parents in Forsyth County want school officials ...

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July 26, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

Congress People United for Privacy: PUFP Letter in Response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration’s July 19 hearing on “The DISCLOSE Act” ...

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July 25, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

The Courts Washington Free Beacon: Court Overrules School District That Banned Father Who Exposed Obscene Library Books By Elizabeth Troutman A federal judge on Wednesday ...

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July 22, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Epoch Times: Every Senate Dem but Sinema Backs Bill to Compromise First Amendment Freedom of Speech By Mark Tapscott First introduced in ...

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July 21, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsbury settles free speech lawsuit. What it could mean to other districts By Peg Quann The impact of ...

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July 20, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Insider: Ted Cruz: Democrats used to support free speech, but ‘unfortunately, that time has long since passed’ By Hanna Kang David Keating, ...

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July 19, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

We’re Hiring! Senior Attorney – Institute for Free Speech – Washington, DC or Virtual Office The Institute for Free Speech is hiring a Senior Attorney with ...

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July 18, 2022  •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  ,

In the News Philadelphia Inquirer: The Pennsbury School District will pay $300,000 to settle lawsuit over four men’s curtailed public comments By Maddie Hanna The ...