Category Archives: Ron Fein

Victory: Corporate Challenge to Contribution Ban Fails as U.S. Supreme Court Lets Massachusetts Decision Stand

We recently celebrated a victory as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear 1A Auto, Inc. v. Sullivan, a challenge to a Massachusetts state law banning corporate contributions to political candidates. Free Speech For People worked with Common Cause Massachusetts … More »

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Victory: Federal Election Commission Adopts Our Recommendations on Cryptocurrency Mining for Campaigns

Today, the Federal Election Commission voted 4-0 to adopt an advisory opinion that embraces Free Speech For People’s recommendations regarding a platform to enable use of distributed computers to mine cryptocurrency for political campaigns. Free Speech For People was the … More »

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Public Interest Groups to EPA: Constitution Forbids Weakening Clean Water Protections to Benefit Trump’s Golf Courses

Free Speech For People and the New Jersey-based Raritan Headwaters Association filed a comment arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are constitutionally prohibited from relaxing a Clean Water Act protection so as to benefit … More »

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Free Speech For People and allies file amicus brief supporting Seattle’s democracy voucher program

Free Speech For People and Demos filed an amicus brief in the Washington Supreme Court in the case of Elster v. City of Seattle. Our brief helps defend the city against a constitutional challenge to Seattle’s “democracy voucher” program, a nationally-recognized … More »

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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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