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Alt-Twitter and the Battle for Anonymous Political Speech

On April 6th, the Department of Homeland Security took the unusual – and likely illegal and unconstitutional – step of attempting to “unmask” the user of a pseudonymous Twitter account. The account, @ALT_uscis, was one of a collection that had sprung up over the past few months to protest the Trump administration’s handling of various […]

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The Objective Standard: Speech Isn’t Free when Government Requires Speakers to Register and Report (In the News)

By Ari Armstrong Imagine how America’s Founders would have reacted if politicians had tried to force them to register with the government in order to speak their minds about politics. Needless to say, they would have acted decisively and quickly against such tyranny. But in many contexts today, under federal and state laws, people legally must […]

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Legal Newsline: Federal lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law (In the News)

By David Yates “While the government may require disclosure for speech related to elections, a long line of Supreme Court cases protect the First Amendment right to speak about public issues while maintaining the privacy of speakers and their supporters,” said Allen Dickerson, CCP’s legal director who is also representing the Institute. “Congress and the state […]

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Lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law

The Center for Competitive Politics today filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank saying that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Independence Institute wishes to run two ads: one asking Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennett to support a federal sentencing reform […]

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