Latest Developments

Supreme Court Will Have Chance to Review Case Seeking to End Super PAC Spending in U.S. Elections

Federal lawmakers are petitioning the Supreme Court to review a lawsuit challenging SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, the 2010 appeals court ruling that created super PACs WASHINGTON, DC (June 18, 2020) – The Supreme Court will have the chance to review a lawsuit filed by Members of Congress and congressional candidates that seeks to abolish
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FSFP Senior Advisor On Election Security Susan Greenhalgh To Join Panel of Experts For Virtual Event on COVID-19 & the 2020 Election

On Thursday, June 18, Free Speech For People Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh will be joining a panel of experts to discuss ways to protect and broaden voter access during the COVID-19 pandemic. The LSU Reilly Center For Media And Public Affairs will host the virtual event, entitled Voting in a Pandemic: COVID-19
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“This president is no friend of democracy”: Bill Moyers tackles authoritarianism in the age of Donald Trump.

Excerpt from Bill Moyers’ essay We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident: It’s Happening Before Our Very Eyes. At 98, historian Bernard Weisberger has seen it all. Born in 1922, he grew up watching newsreels of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler as they rose to power in Europe. He vividly remembers Mussolini posturing to crowds
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“Trump’s authoritarianism in the streets is being matched in the courts”: FSFP Board Member Jennifer Taub co-authors Op-Ed on Trump’s threats to our democracy and Constitution.

Free Speech for People Board Member Jennifer Taub recently co-authored an op-ed with Joshua A. Geltzer, Neal K. Katyal, and Laurence H. Tribe in the Washington Post about the Trump administration’s authoritarian response to peaceful protestors and its simultaneous push to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn via a court brief. “The brief represents a
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Armed Paramilitary Groups in DC, Government Watchdog Files Urgent Freedom of Information Act Request with the Department of Justice

Free Speech For People files a FOIA Request with the Department of Justice for any communication regarding armed personnel who wear no uniforms or insignia but claim to be federal law enforcement WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 4, 2020) – Free Speech For People submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Justice seeking
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Our Statement on Recent Events

All of us at Free Speech For People are heartbroken and outraged by the recent police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. We send our deepest condolences to their families. We stand together with all Americans who are denouncing the police brutality that led to their deaths, and the racism that causes far too
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Following President Trump’s incitement of violence and murder, Free Speech for People urges House Judiciary Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry

Free Speech For People issued a letter today to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary urging Chairman Nadler and Vice Chairwoman Scanlon to convene an impeachment inquiry immediately to investigate whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump for counseling, commanding, inducing or inciting violence and murder.  In response
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FSFP Welcomes Our 2020 Summer Legal Advocacy Program Interns!

Free Speech For People is pleased to announce our summer 2020 Legal Advocacy Program interns! We appreciate the talent, time, and commitment to defending our democracy that these law students bring to the Free Speech For People team. Learn more about our new Legal Advocacy Program interns below! Travis Arbon is a rising second-year student
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Our Testimony in Support of Bill to Help Ensure Safe In-Person Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic

Free Speech For People submitted written testimony in support of a new bill in the Massachusetts State House to improve election safety, security and accessibility in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Representative Tami Gouveia of the 14th Middlesex District introduced the legislation, which Free Speech For People helped develop.  The bill, titled “An Act to
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