Tag: Ron Fein

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses Indiana Lawsuit Requesting Election Security Documents on The BradCast.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss a recent court ruling we won in our public records lawsuit seeking communications between Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and the National Association for Secretaries of State (NASS) pertaining to election security. During the discussion, Fein discussed the importance of public oversight
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Our Testimony in Support of Bill to Help Ensure Safe In-Person Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic

Free Speech For People submitted written testimony in support of a new bill in the Massachusetts State House to improve election safety, security and accessibility in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Representative Tami Gouveia of the 14th Middlesex District introduced the legislation, which Free Speech For People helped develop.  The bill, titled “An Act to
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Ron Fein Returns To Rising Up With Sonali To Discuss The First Day of Public Impeachment Hearings

Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein appeared on Rising Up With Sonali to discuss the first day of public hearings for the ongoing impeachment investigation of Donald Trump. Wednesday’s public testimony featured acting U.S Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent who gave Congress their accounts of
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Ron Fein & Laurence Tribe In The Boston Globe: House Should Expand the Scope of Its Impeachment Inquiry To Include Trump’s Abuse Of the Pardon Power 

In a recent Boston Globe piece FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein and Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe make a strong case for broadening the scope of the ongoing impeachment inquiry to include Donald Trump’s abuse of the pardon power. Citing Trump’s unlawful pardon of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2017, they argue that
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Congressman Al Green and Ron Fein in The Hill: Trump’s racist abuses demand impeachment

Rep. Al Green of Texas and Ron Fein have an op-ed in The Hill today entitled “Trump’s racist abuses demand impeachment.” The op-ed argues: The House of Representatives has passed a resolution condemning President Trump’s racist comments directed at four members of Congress, telling them to “go back” to other countries. But the House must do more than
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New reply brief in the case that could end super PACs

Today, we filed a short procedural reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the case that could end super PACs. The goal of the Lieu litigation is to give the D.C. Circuit, or the Supreme Court, the opportunity to overturn the D.C. Circuit’s 2010 SpeechNow decision that created
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Center for Public Integrity Reports on Our Fight Against Special Cryptocurrency Loophole

The Center for Public Integrity reported on Free Speech For People’s efforts to fight a cryptocurrency company’s request for a special loophole that could seriously undermine federal campaign finance law. As the article by Ashley Balcerzak explains: OsiaNetwork LLC, a newly formed limited liability company in Delaware, has asked the Federal Election Commission whether it’s legal for people to share
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New campaign finance reform book, and a free chapter on the 28th Amendment

In April 2016, Free Speech For People co-hosted a symposium at Seton Hall School of Law featuring scholars and activists from across the country to help develop new thinking and proposed solutions for overhauling our nation’s campaign finance system. The ideas presented at that symposium led to the new book, ‘Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America’.
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