Author Archives: Ron Fein

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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New friend-of-the-court brief argues for self-government

Today, Free Speech For People filed a friend-of-the-court brief (along with Prof. David Fontana of George Washington University Law School) arguing that an Alaska campaign finance law should be upheld because it serves a compelling government interest in democratic self-government





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