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Contaminating the Courts: Fighting Back Against a Corporate Campaign to Attack the Environment

As Earth Day approaches, it’s time to take a look at an insidious attack on the environment that’s been spreading in recent years: a coordinated corporate campaign to undo protections for consumers and the environment by contaminating the courts with … More »

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Not So Fast Sheriff Joe

Ninth Circuit appoints special prosecutor in Arpaio Appeal of Criminal Contempt Conviction Today, the Ninth Circuit issued an order appointing a special prosecutor to defend the district court’s decision denying former sheriff Joe Arpaio’s attempt to vacate his conviction for … More »

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Childcare, Women Candidates, and Political Equality

Today we filed a comment to the Federal Election Commission in support of a request for an advisory opinion by Liuba Grechen Shirley, a congressional candidate who needs childcare in order to be able to campaign for office. Our comment, … More »

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In Remembrance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most authentic way to honor my father is to commit to the work of creating a more peaceful, just, humane world. Let quotes coincide with conscious efforts to eradicate poverty, militarism and racism (privilege + power = oppressive policies … More »

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Join us at Harvard Law School for the lunchtime forum ‘Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence’

Free Speech For People Legal Director, Ron Fein, will join Harvard School of Law Professors John Coates and Charles Fried for the lunchtime forum event, Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence. The speakers will discuss foreign influence in elections, how Citizens United opens … More »

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Challenging Super PACs Eight Years After SpeechNow

Eight years ago today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided SpeechNow.org v. FEC, the case that created super PACs.  As explained by scholars and experts in political corruption and constitutional law, the SpeechNow ruling was legally erroneous at the time under … More »

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