Tag: Corporate First Amendment Claims

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 on an amicus brief in the state supreme court. The corporate challenge Massachusetts has prohibited
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Key Win in the Fight Against Corporate Corruption in Politics

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently upheld one of the Commonwealth’s most critical tools in protecting the integrity of its elections: a century-old ban on corporate contributions to state and local candidates. In reaching its decision in 1A Auto v. Sullivan, the court noted that its ruling would be consistent with Supreme Court precedent, every Federal
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FSFP Joins Global Witness In Brief Addressing “Conflict Minerals” and First Amendment Claims By Corporations

(Photo via Global Witness) We’re pleased to join Global Witness Limited in an important brief pushing back against a First Amendment claim by the National Association of Manufacturers and other corporate interests. The case comes from a provision of the federal Dodd-Frank Act addressing “conflict minerals” from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. As
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