Author Archives: Ron Fein

Our Comment on the Federal Election Commission’s Draft Opinion Rejecting a Special Cryptocurrency Loophole

Today, we submitted a comment on the Federal Election Commission’s draft opinion rejecting a proposal by a company called OsiaNetwork LLC that would allow unlimited campaign contributions in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency on the theory that automated cryptocurrency … More »

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McConnell v. FEC, 15 Years Later

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, a case that points to a future that could have been. The case The case was born out of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform … More »

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FSFP and National Election Defense Coalition Demand Records on Texas’s Voting Machine Problems

Free Speech For People and our partners at the National Election Defense Coalition today submitted a request for records under the Texas Public Information Act for information about a serious voting machine problem that manifested during the 2018 general … More »

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Center for Public Integrity Reports on Our Fight Against Special Cryptocurrency Loophole

The Center for Public Integrity reported on Free Speech For People’s efforts to fight a cryptocurrency company’s request for a special loophole that could seriously undermine federal campaign finance law. As the article by Ashley Balcerzak explains: OsiaNetwork LLC, a newly formed limited … More »

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Buckley v. Valeo, 43 Years Later

This past weekend marked the 43rd anniversary of the oral arguments in Buckley v. Valeo, the 1976 Supreme Court case that set the foundation for four decades of problematic and often unworkable jurisprudence impeding society’s ability to put limits on … More »

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Formal Request for Quo Warranto Against Matthew Whitaker

Free Speech For People issued an urgent request to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu for quo warranto proceedings against Matthew Whitaker for unlawfully usurping and exercising the office of Attorney … More »

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Center for Public Integrity: How Russian money and influence slipped through cracks in the US legal system

Alex Finley of the Center for Public Integrity reports on how foreign money can influence our elections, using Russian electoral influence as an example. As the article notes, the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling created a loophole for foreign interests … More »

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New Center for Public Integrity analysis of out-of-state money cites Free Speech For People’s work

The Center for Public Integrity just published a multi-part series on “Local Voters, Distant Donors” that cites Free Speech For People’s legal analysis. In an article entitled “Out-of-state donors pour cash into Democrats’ state races” (also co-published at USA Today), reporters Rui … More »

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