2022 Midterm Election Cases Again Show that Money Cannot Buy Elections

December 13, 2022   •  By Alec Greven   •  ,

While there were many interesting results in this year’s 2022 midterms, the claim that money can simply buy elections was notably dealt another serious ...

PayPal’s Policy Change Demonstrates Users Won’t Tolerate Vague Speech Taxes

December 1, 2022   •  By Alec Greven   •  ,

It has not been a good month at PayPal. On November 3rd the online payment platform would have brought into effect a policy change ...

The Unexplained 25% Threshold in the “Final” FEC Draft Rule

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December 1, 2022   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

It struck us the FEC’s “Draft Final Rule and Explanation and Justification for Internet Communications Disclaimers” on the agenda today doesn’t explain or justify ...

Congress Must Prevent the Tax Code from Being Weaponized as a Speech Code

November 18, 2022   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  ,

Elected officials are turning to tax laws in an effort to punish or restrict speech. At the same time, provisions omitted from the latest ...

The DISCLOSE Act Would Harm Democracy

October 3, 2022   •  By Alec Greven   •  , ,

Once again congressional Democratic leaders tried, and failed, to pass the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would publicly expose the names and addresses of ...

Institute for Free Speech Welcomes Research Fellow Alec Greven

September 8, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech is excited to announce that Alec Greven is joining the organization as a Research Fellow.

The Free Speech Indices and You

August 17, 2022   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , ,

For the past several years, the Institute for Free Speech research team has been hard at work assessing and comparing how political speech is ...

Introducing Stephanie Brown, First Amendment Fellow

August 17, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The Institute for Free Speech is pleased to welcome Stephanie Brown as our newest First Amendment Fellow. Over the next year, Stephanie will work ...

Important First Amendment Supreme Court Decision Cruises Under the Radar

July 21, 2022   •  By Barnaby Zall   •  , , ,

FEC v. Cruz is a forceful restatement of the Court’s intention to protect political speech and clarifies that governments must justify restrictions with specific ...

California Gunowner Data Leak Makes the Case (Again) for Donor Privacy

July 7, 2022   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , , ,

In Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the district court made factual findings that leaks were commonplace and the State’s security protocols for maintaining the confidentiality ...

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