Monthly Archives: March 2018

Join us at Harvard Law School for the lunchtime forum ‘Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence’

Free Speech For People Legal Director, Ron Fein, will join Harvard School of Law Professors John Coates and Charles Fried for the lunchtime forum event, Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence. The speakers will discuss foreign influence in elections, how Citizens United opens … More »

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Challenging Super PACs Eight Years After SpeechNow

Eight years ago today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided SpeechNow.org v. FEC, the case that created super PACs.  As explained by scholars and experts in political corruption and constitutional law, the SpeechNow ruling was legally erroneous at the time under … More »

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Harper v. Virginia and the Wealth Primary as a New Poll Tax

Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Harper v. Virginia State Board of Elections, which struck down poll taxes in state elections as violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Virginia’s poll taxes, enacted in … More »

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Free Speech For People Joins Reform Groups and Watchdogs to Urge Congress to Oppose Poison Pill Campaign Finance Riders

In a letter sent on March 1, 2018, to members of Congress, Free Speech For People joined 24 reform groups and watchdogs to strongly urge members to oppose all campaign finance riders from being included in the final FY18 Omnibus Appropriations … More »

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Jennifer Taub, Law Professor, Author, and Legal Expert, Joins Free Speech For People’s Board of Directors

Free Speech For People is thrilled to welcome Professor Jennifer Taub to our Board of Directors! Jennifer Taub is a Professor of Law at Vermont Law School, where she teaches courses in contracts, corporations, securities regulation, and white collar crime. She … More »

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