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Balancing Nonpartisan Judicial Elections with Candidates’ First Amendment Rights in Kentucky

  By: Carrie Mattingly In Kentucky, all state court judges are elected in nonpartisan elections. Kentucky’s Code of Judicial Conduct seeks to keep candidates on nonpartisan message. But the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently struck down some judicial campaign … Continue reading

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Robo-calls, in Montana and Elsewhere

By: Cameron Boster            Background Missoula, Montana, is a beautiful city. There are mountains in the distance, tall, deep-green trees everywhere, old buildings – and a rocky, white-swirling river moving through it. No reasonable person seeing … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Rules against Ban on Lying in Campaigns

By: David Schlosser Over the summer of 2015, a Massachusetts law banning lying in campaign ads was struck down by that state’s highest court. This decision mirrors that of an Ohio federal judge last year, a case previously covered on … Continue reading

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Fighting for the First Amendment in Campaigns: Free Speech in Wyoming

by Kathleen Imbriglia The regulation of campaigns is controversial, weighing the interests to prevent corruption and promote disclosure while protecting the First Amendment’s fundamental right to free speech. Such tension is exemplified by the ongoing suit, Free Speech v. Federal … Continue reading

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Free Speech: Wyoming organization attacks vague FEC regulations

by Kathleen Imbriglia The First Amendment  guarantees freedom of speech and is a hallmark of the United States Constitution. It is one Americans deeply revere and protect, attacking those attempting to abridge this right. The Federal Election Commission has been … Continue reading

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