Author Archives: Ron Fein

Childcare, Women Candidates, and Political Equality

Today we filed a comment to the Federal Election Commission in support of a request for an advisory opinion by Liuba Grechen Shirley, a congressional candidate who needs childcare in order to be able to campaign for office. Our comment, … 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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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Hears Argument in Key Campaign Finance Case

Massachusetts has prohibited business corporations from making political contributions since 1907. On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments in 126 Self Storage v. Sullivan, a challenge to the state’s longstanding ban. (In 2015, we wrote about … More »

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FSFP Welcomes Spring 2018 Legal Interns

Free Speech For People is pleased to announce our spring 2018 legal interns. We welcome these law students to our Legal Advocacy Program and we look forward to working with them. Kourosh Azin is a first year student at Boston … More »

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After Pentagon Stonewalls FOIA Requests for Information on Trump’s Proposed Military Parade, Free Speech For People Files New FOIA Requests to the District of Columbia

Today, Free Speech For People submitted six requests to agencies of the District of Columbia government, under D.C.’s municipal Freedom of Information Act, requesting release of documents and communications regarding President Trump’s proposed military parade through Washington, D.C. These requests … More »

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Free Speech For People Calls for Release of Treasury Department Records on Trump Organization’s Payments

Did the Trump Organization Donate Profits from Foreign Government Patrons to the U.S. Treasury? FOIA Request Asks. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Free Speech For People submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of the Treasury, calling for the … More »

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