Comments to the FEC in Regards to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on “Technological Modernization”

January 10, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

Read the pdf here. Re: REG 2023-01 (Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking; Notice 2022-20; 87 Fed. Reg. 236) Dear Ms. Rothstein, Ms. Waldstreicher, and ...

FTC Comment on Trade Regulation Rule on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security

November 18, 2022   •  By David Keating   •  ,

The Institute is particularly concerned about the impact of potential Commission regulations on speakers who use consumer information to make their political speech more ...

FEC Draft Rule on Internet Communications Disclaimers Needs More Work

November 16, 2022   •  By Brad Smith and David Keating   •  , , ,

Update: On November 28, FEC Chairman Allen Dickerson and Commissioner Shana Broussard submitted a revised draft of the proposed final rule. The revised draft, ...

Testimony of David Keating Before the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the DISCLOSE Act

July 19, 2022   •  By David Keating   •  ,

PDF of testimony available here Introduction Chairwoman Klobuchar, Ranking Member Blunt, and members of the Committee: On behalf of the Institute for Free Speech,[1] ...

Questions for the Record – Hearing on “Laws and Enforcement Governing the Political Activities of Tax Exempt Entities.”

July 5, 2022   •  By Brad Smith   •  , ,

The Biden Administration recently announced that it is setting up a “Disinformation Governance Board” within the Department of Homeland Security. As an expert on free ...

An Open Letter in Support of the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform Public Expression Protection Act

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June 23, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The undersigned organizations represent an array of views across the political spectrum, which often results in disagreements on certain issues. Yet protection from meritless ...

Testimony of Mr. Gary M. Lawkowski Before the House Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections

June 22, 2022   •  By Gary Lawkowski   •  , ,

Disinformation is a bit like driving.  We all think we are good at identifying what is true and what is not, and that the ...

Testimony of Bradley A. Smith Before the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight

May 4, 2022   •  By Brad Smith   •  ,

PDF of testimony available here Statement of Bradley A. Smith Before the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight United States Senate ...

Comment to the North Dakota Ethics Commission on the Draft Conflict of Interest Rules

March 9, 2022   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

PDF of comments available here North Dakota Ethics Commission 101 Slate Drive, Suite #4 Bismarck, North Dakota 58503 RE: Comment on the Draft Conflict ...

Coalition Letter Regarding Foreign Agents Registration Act Regulations

February 11, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

PDF of comments available here Submitted Electronically Jennifer Kennedy Gellie Chief, FARA Unit Counterintelligence and Export Control Section National Security Division U.S. Department of ...

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