Monthly Archives: January 2018

Trump Officials Are Exploring Mass Arrests of US Mayors

Trump administration officials are openly floating the idea of mass arrests of mayors of sanctuary cities. Two different high-ranking officials discussed this on national television in January alone. On January 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee that, … More »

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Free Speech For People Joins Watchdog Groups’ Letter to House Speaker Ryan About Rep. Nunes

Free Speech For People joined Democracy 21 and fourteen other watchdog groups and individuals in a letter to House Speaker Ryan today, challenging the continued involvement of Rep. Devin Nunes in the House’s Russia investigations. The letter called on Speaker Ryan “to act … More »

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What the Ninth Circuit’s Prostitution Decision Can Teach Us About Money in Politics

A federal court of appeals just rejected a case challenging prostitution laws as unconstitutional. A Newsweek piece published this Saturday—as it happens, the anniversary of oral argument in the case that created super PACs—explained how this decision, perhaps unexpectedly, shows what’s wrong with … More »

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How Big Donors Drove Tax Reform

There was big news this week on the money in politics front. Recent Federal Election Commission filings show that less than two weeks after the House passed the tax bill, Charles and Elizabeth Koch each donated $247,700 to Paul Ryan’s super PAC, … More »

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Free Speech For People Seeking Communications Intern

Come join the campaign to reclaim democracy for the people. Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization, was founded in 2010 after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision. We’re working to renew our democracy and reclaim … More »

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On the anniversary of the Presidential Inauguration, we continue the campaign for an impeachment investigation of President Trump

On this day last year, Free Speech For People, with RootsAction, launched the campaign, Impeach Donald Trump Now, calling for an impeachment investigation to be launched by Congress into the violations of the Domestic and Foreign Emoluments Clause of the … More »

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Williams-Yulee and the Courts, Three Years Later

President Trump’s 2017 inauguration isn’t the only event with an anniversary coming on January 20. On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, an important case on judicial fundraising and preserving public … More »

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