Latest Developments

FSFP Senior Advisor On Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Issues Statement on EAC Press Release Disavowing False Claims made by Online Voting System Vendors.

FSFP Senior Advisor On Election Security Susan Greenhalgh recently issued a statement on the Election Assistance Commision’s press release disavowing false claims made by online voting system vendors. Read the statement below. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) took an extraordinary step yesterday to push back on the false claims and deceptive marketing practices advanced
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“Trump has abused the pardon power in violation of the Constitution.”: FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements On Trump’s Unconstitutional Commutation Of Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence.

FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements recently authored an Oped on Trump’s unconstitutional commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence. The new piece comes after Free Speech For People filed a motion before the federal district court in U.S. v. Stone on behalf of constitutional law Professors Jed Shugerman and Ethan Leib seeking permission to submit an
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Leading Computer Security Experts File Amicus Brief for Supreme Court Review of Tennessee Case Challenging the use of Electronic Voting Machines

WASHINGTON, DC — July 23, 2020 — The public interest legal organization, Free Speech For People and pro bono counsel from Covington & Burling LLP yesterday filed an amicus brief on behalf of several of the nation’s leading computer security experts in support of a petition for Supreme Court review of a Tennessee case challenging
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Voting Rights Advocates Ask Court to Block Use of Unsafe and Insecure Electronic Voting Machines In North Carolina

“Democracy itself is at risk,” Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed on behalf of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP cites insecurity and health risk of touch screen voting machines during a pandemic. Raleigh, NC (July 22, 2020) – Today, voting rights advocates filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in Wake County Superior Court
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Sixteen States Urge The Supreme Court To Hear The Case To End Super PACs

US Senators Join in Support, Filing Separate Brief Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson among parties submitting amicus briefs in support of Supreme Court review of Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the landmark case seeking to end super PACs WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2020) – Sixteen states, led by Washington State,
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FSFP Welcomes New Special Counsel Gillian Cassell-Stiga

We are excited to welcome Gillian Cassell-Stiga to the Free Speech For People team as our new Special Counsel. Before joining Free Speech For People, Ms. Cassell Stiga was an associate at Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP in New York, where she litigated federal civil rights cases nationally, with particular focus on speech and assembly,
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Trump Campaign and Republican National Committee Seek to Intervene in Pennsylvania Case Challenging Unsafe and Unequal State Election Rules During a Pandemic

Voting Rights Advocates Filed Lawsuit in June on Behalf of the Pennsylvania NAACP – Pennsylvania NAACP Will Oppose the Intervention Motion HARRISBURG, PA (July 21, 2020) — President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a motion yesterday to intervene in a case challenging a broad range of Pennsylvania election practices as
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FSFP Board Chair Ben Clements Joins The BradCast To Discuss Trump’s Unconstitutional Commutation of Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence.

FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss Trump’s unconstitutional commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence and the implications of this latest abuse of the presidential pardon power. “The notion that the presidential pardon power or any other presidential power is absolute is just flat out wrong
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