Category Archives: Ron Fein

Free Speech For People to Massachusetts Elections Agency: Close Campaign Finance Loophole

Free Speech For People submitted a comment to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance urging it to close a longstanding, bureaucratically-created exception to the state’s campaign finance statutes.  The arbitrary loophole allow politically savvy groups to avoid registering … More »

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Ben Clements and Ron Fein in the Boston Globe: The case for starting impeachment hearings against Trump

In an op-ed in the Boston Globe (online and print), Free Speech For People’s Board Chair Ben Clements and Legal Director Ron Fein argue the case for starting impeachment hearings. The op-ed rebuts a common argument against impeachment by explaining … More »

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Today in History: Buckley v. Valeo

January 30 is the 43rd anniversary of Buckley v. Valeo, the 1976 Supreme Court case that set the foundation for four decades of problematic and often unworkable jurisprudence impeding society’s ability to put limits on the influence of big money … More »

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Inspector General: GSA Ignored Constitutional Problems with Trump Hotel Lease

The Office of Inspector General of the General Services Administration issued a scathing report on “Evaluation of GSA’s Management and Administration of the Old Post Office Building Lease.” As the Inspector General concludes, GSA lawyers essentially ignored a glaring constitutional … More »

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Our Comment on the Federal Election Commission’s Draft Opinion Rejecting a Special Cryptocurrency Loophole

Today, we submitted a comment on the Federal Election Commission’s draft opinion rejecting a proposal by a company called OsiaNetwork LLC that would allow unlimited campaign contributions in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency on the theory that automated cryptocurrency mining is a form of “volunteering.” … More »

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McConnell v. FEC, 15 Years Later

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, a case that points to a future that could have been. The case The case was born out of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform … More »

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FSFP and National Election Defense Coalition Demand Records on Texas’s Voting Machine Problems

Free Speech For People and our partners at the National Election Defense Coalition today submitted a request for records under the Texas Public Information Act for information about a serious voting machine problem that manifested during the 2018 general election. Background … More »

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