Yearly Archives: 2014

Sen. Goldwater Would Have Hated ‘Citizens United’ According to Ron Fein in the Washington Post

Last month, Post columnist George F. Will quoted Barry Goldwater in the opening lines of his piece, arguing that the Citizens United decision protects Americans’ First Amendment rights. Today in the Washington Post, our legal director, Ron Fein revists Goldwater’s … More »

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‘Living wage’ Laws Unconstitutional: If You Ask Lobbyists, Explains Ron Fein to Reuters

(Image via David Ryder, Reuters) Last week, Free Speech For People filed an amicus brief in IFA v. Seattle, in defense of Seattle’s new ‘living wage’ law, now under fire from the International Franchise Associations, the National Restaurant Association, and other industry … More »

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Expand Free Speech by Limiting Political Money

Jessica Levinson, professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles recently shared an op-ed with the Sacramento Bee on the history of California’s Political Reform Act and what it means today, nearly 40 years later. Levinson writes: “Californians took a leap of … More »

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Why Every Single Supreme Court Justice Got Hobby Lobby Wrong

Ron Fein, Free Speech For People’s legal director, appears on Jurist today as a guest columnist. In his latest piece, Fein explains, “The Supreme Court’s majority opinion in Hobby Lobby made a serious mistake about the nature of corporate religious claims. But so did the dissent.” More »

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Will Montana Judges be for Sale?

Retired Montana Supreme Court Justice and Free Speech For People legal advisory committee member, James Nelson writes to the Independent Record on whether or not Montana’s court and judges will be forced “onto the auction block.” Nelson writes of the role of money in politics in a post-Citizens United era, and explains “there is no reason to believe it won’t happen in Montana’s upcoming elections for judges and justices.” More »

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