Category Archives: Ron Fein

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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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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After Pentagon Stonewalls FOIA Requests for Information on Trump’s Proposed Military Parade, Free Speech For People Files New FOIA Requests to the District of Columbia

Today, Free Speech For People submitted six requests to agencies of the District of Columbia government, under D.C.’s municipal Freedom of Information Act, requesting release of documents and communications regarding President Trump’s proposed military parade through Washington, D.C. These requests … More »

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Massachusetts Legislature to Consider an Act to Stop Corporations from Claiming Religious Exemptions from Anti-Discrimination Laws

In an effort to protect civil rights, the Massachusetts legislature will consider an act to stop corporations from claiming religious exemptions from anti-discrimination laws, sponsored by Representative Michael Day of Stoneham. Late Wednesday evening, the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on … More »

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Free Speech For People Calls for Urgent Release of Pentagon Information on Trump’s Military Parade

Today, Free Speech For People submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Defense, calling for the urgent release of communications, documents, and other records regarding President Trump’s proposed military parade through Washington, D.C. As reported in the … More »

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Trump Officials Are Exploring Mass Arrests of US Mayors

Trump administration officials are openly floating the idea of mass arrests of mayors of sanctuary cities. Two different high-ranking officials discussed this on national television in January alone. On January 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee that, … More »

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Williams-Yulee and the Courts, Three Years Later

President Trump’s 2017 inauguration isn’t the only event with an anniversary coming on January 20. On January 20, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, an important case on judicial fundraising and preserving public … More »

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