Author Archives: Ron Fein

BREAKING: Free Speech For People Sues Federal Election Commission for Failing to Investigate Trump and Trump Campaign’s Role in McDougal Hush Money Payoff

Washington, D.C.—Free Speech For People has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for failing to investigate a $150,000 “hush money” payment made in 2016 to Karen McDougal, one of President Trump’s former mistresses, under federal campaign finance law. The … More »

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Abusing the Pardon Power: From Joe Arpaio to the Latest Revelations About Trump’s Lawyer

The connection between disgraced former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn may not be immediately obvious. But we predicted it in 2017. The New York Times recently reported that Special Counsel Mueller’s … More »

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Free Speech For People and National Election Defense Coalition to U.S. Election Assistance Commission: Don’t Let Voting Machine Vendors Use Obsolete Standards

Free Speech For People and the National Election Defense Coalition (NEDC) submitted a public comment to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission regarding the Commission’s proposed new voting system guidelines. These guidelines were last updated in 2005. Unfortunately, the Commission’s past … More »

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Victory: Corporate Challenge to Contribution Ban Fails as U.S. Supreme Court Lets Massachusetts Decision Stand

We recently celebrated a victory as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear 1A Auto, Inc. v. Sullivan, a challenge to a Massachusetts state law banning corporate contributions to political candidates. Free Speech For People worked with Common Cause Massachusetts … More »

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Victory: Federal Election Commission Adopts Our Recommendations on Cryptocurrency Mining for Campaigns

Today, the Federal Election Commission voted 4-0 to adopt an advisory opinion that embraces Free Speech For People’s recommendations regarding a platform to enable use of distributed computers to mine cryptocurrency for political campaigns. Free Speech For People was the … More »

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Public Interest Groups to EPA: Constitution Forbids Weakening Clean Water Protections to Benefit Trump’s Golf Courses

Free Speech For People and the New Jersey-based Raritan Headwaters Association filed a comment arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are constitutionally prohibited from relaxing a Clean Water Act protection so as to benefit … More »

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