Author Archives: Ron Fein

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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Postpone Gorsuch Hearings Until Russia Investigation Complete

We call upon the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court until the questions of Russian interference in the election, and potential Trump campaign coordination or collusion, have … More »

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FSFP Urges NY Attorney General & Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York to Investigate Allegations of Corruption Involving President Trump, Trump Organization

Free Speech For People called on the Attorney General of New York and the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan) to investigate serious allegations of potential corruption involving President Trump and the Trump Organization. More »

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Connecticut Moves Forward with Challenges to Super PACs and Foreign-Influenced Corporate Political Spending

The movement to push back against Citizens United took another step forward today. As we’ve written elsewhere, two particular threats to democracy can be tackled even while Citizens United stands and no matter who is confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice. More »

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