Author Archives: Ron Fein

Williams-Yulee and the Courts, Three Years Later

President Trump’s 2017 inauguration isn’t the only event with an anniversary coming on January 20. On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, an important case on judicial fundraising and preserving public … More »





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New white paper on the legal grounds for an impeachment investigation of the president

In a new paper released today, “The Legal Case for a Congressional Investigation on Whether to Impeach President Donald J. Trump,” based on publicly reported information, there are at least eight grounds for the House of Representatives to authorize the Judiciary Committee to begin hearings on whether to impeach President Donald J. Trump.







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FEC votes to write rules on Internet political ads; needs to also act on enforcement complaints about Russian political spending and Trump campaign coordination

The stakes for the integrity of our elections and our democracy could not be higher, and the Federal Election Commission needs to act now.





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Victory for campaign finance reform in Montana

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court ruling and upheld Montana’s campaign contribution limits. Free Speech For People had submitted a series of amicus briefs in support of Montana’s limits as the case developed in the Ninth Circuit.







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Free Speech For People and Allies Ask Judge in Arpaio Case to Appoint Private Attorney to Continue Prosecution of Former Sheriff

Late last night, Free Speech For People and allies filed papers in federal court in Arizona requesting that Judge Susan Bolton appoint an outside special prosecutor (known as a “private attorney”) to complete the prosecution of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio for contempt of court.





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