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
Author Archives: Ron Fein
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
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
We’re ready to move to the next stage of litigation in our challenge to SpeechNow.org v. FEC, because the FEC has now issued the administrative decision that gives us the vehicle for a court challenge. More
Publicly available facts, from President Trump’s own statements (on camera and on Twitter) and news reports, indicate the following conduct violations by President Trump. More
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court summarily affirmed a lower court decision rejecting a challenge to the “soft money” rules of the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.
We still need to press forward with the demand that the U.S. House of Representatives launch an impeachment investigation, here we outline three main reasons. More
Free Speech For People opposes efforts to convene a national constitutional convention in the current political climate. We remain committed to advancing the movement for a 28th Amendment to reclaim our democracy via the passage by Congress of an amendment … More
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.
We filed an FEC complaint that alleges “foreign nationals” from Citgo, may have violated federal law by donating to President Trump’s inaugural committee. More