Author Archives: Ron Fein

New Voices in Cambridge

On Monday night, I had the privilege to again speak before a committee of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) City Council that is considering public financing for city council elections. Because city councilors all run citywide, the typical cost of a successful … More »

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Big money strikes again in Montana

On Tuesday, the federal district judge in the Lair v. Motl case struck down Montana’s campaign contribution limits (passed by the voters through a 1994 ballot initiative) as “too low.” More »

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iPhones, the Constitution, and Beer

The tech world is abuzz because Apple has announced it will fight a court order requiring it to develop a custom version of its iOS operating system so the FBI can hack into an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorists. More »

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“Corporations, the Constitution and Democracy” A Recap From Our Symposium With Loyola Law School

On Friday, November 20, Free Speech For People and Loyola Law School of Los Angeles hosted a full-day academic symposium on “Corporations, the Constitution, and Democracy.” With the invaluable assistance of Professor Elizabeth Pollman, the event brought together some of … More »

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BREAKING: DC Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Conflict Minerals Case

In August, two judges of the D.C. Circuit (over a strong dissent by Judge Srinivasan) issued an opinion holding that this corporate disclosure rule violates the freedom of speech of publicly traded corporations. With the full court’s denial of en banc rehearing, the D.C. Circuit leaves a dangerous precedent in place. More »

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