Year: 2020

FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses Threats to the Security of our Elections, What Hasn’t Been Done Since 2016 and What Can Be Done Before November to Improve Security

FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh was recently featured in a new piece about the security of U.S election systems, where she discussed the lack of significant election security reforms adopted since the 2016 elections.  “It was in August [2016] that [then US Secretary of Homeland Security] Jeh Johnson convened his first call
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Free Speech For People Seeks to File Amicus Brief in U.S. v. Stone on Behalf of Constitutional Law Professors

Free Speech For People just filed an urgent motion before the federal district court in U.S. v. Stone on behalf of constitutional law Professors Jed Shugerman and Ethan Leib seeking permission to submit an amicus brief arguing that the court should not automatically accept the executive grant of clemency but rather should consider whether it
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FSFP Board Member Jennifer Taub Co-Authors New Oped on Trump’s Commutation of Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence and the Case for Reconvening an Impeachment Inquiry.

FSFP Board Member Professor Jennifer Taub recently co-authored a CNN Oped on Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence and the need for Congress to convene an impeachment inquiry to hold Trump accountable for his abuse of power. “If 20 Republican senators were to state that Stone’s bribery-tinged commutation is too much for them at
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FSFP urges House Judiciary Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry following Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence

Free Speech For People issued a letter today to Committee Chairman Nadler and Vice Chairwoman Scanlon of the House Judiciary Committee, urging the Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry immediately to investigate whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime ally, Roger Stone. Mr.
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FSFP Hosts Virtual Briefing to Discuss Recent Developments in Lieu v. FEC, the Case That Could End SuperPACs

FSFP hosted a virtual briefing to discuss recent developments in Lieu vs. FEC, the case that could abolish super PAC spending in U.S. elections. Speakers for the online event included Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33), Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford Law School), FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein. “The Supreme Court actually didn’t
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FSFP Joins Coalition of Non-Profit Organizations in Letter Urging U.S Senators to Support Election Provisions of The HEROES Act.

FSFP recently joined a coalition of non-profit organizations in a letter urging U.S. Senators to support the election provisions of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (“HEROES”) Act. The legislation, which was passed in the House, provides $3.6 billion in funding to help state and local governments adequately prepare for the November 2020
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FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses Vetting of Election Machinery and Tabulation of Vote Choices on The Open Mind

FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh recently appeared on The Open Mind to discuss the vetting of election machinery and tabulations of vote choices in U.S election systems. During the discussion with host Alexander Heffner, Greenhalgh addressed the qualities of a robust auditing process. “What you need to have a good audit –
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FSFP Joins Coalition Of Non-Profit Organizations In Campaign To Stop Hate And Disinformation on Facebook.

FSFP recently signed on to a letter urging Facebook to take action against hate and disinformation on its platform. The #StopHateForProfit campaign, led by a coalition of non-profit organizations, is calling on businesses to boycott advertisements on Facebook until the company takes specific steps to stop the promotion of “hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence.”
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William Barr is Not America’s Attorney General: FSFP Board Member Jennifer Taub Addresses Attorney General William Barr’s Abuse of Power In New Op-ed.

FSFP Board Member Professor Jennifer Taub recently penned an opinion piece in Newsweek addressing William Barr’s assault on the rule of law and his abuse of power as Attorney General of the United States. In her new piece, Professor Taub points to testimony from a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Department
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses Indiana Lawsuit Requesting Election Security Documents on The BradCast.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss a recent court ruling we won in our public records lawsuit seeking communications between Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and the National Association for Secretaries of State (NASS) pertaining to election security. During the discussion, Fein discussed the importance of public oversight
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