Author Archives: Ron Fein

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 More »

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New development in the lawsuit that could end Super PACs

On Thursday, June 22, we took the next step in Lieu v. FEC, the lawsuit that could end super PACs, by directly challenging in federal court the Federal Election Commission’s refusal to enforce federal contribution limits against super PACs. More »

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Federal Election Commissioner: FEC Must “Respond Forcefully” to Foreign Election Interference

Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub today told her fellow Commissioners that the FEC must “respond forcefully” to reports of foreign attempts to influence the 2016 election. As she explained, “This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for our democracy.” More »

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Public Pension Funds are Paying President Trump’s Hotel Business, and it Probably Violates the Constitution

A recent investigative report by Julia Harte at Reuters reveals that several major public employee pension funds are making regular fee payments to a real estate fund that in turn pays President Trump’s hotel management company. The facts reported in the article, and other information which Free Speech For People has learned, reveal an arrangement that appears to violate the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and may implicate the First Amendment rights of state workers.

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