September 23, 2019

Freedom of speech includes the right to donate money to political causes and candidates one agrees with. It also includes the right of a political group to receive that money. For a long time, of course, the Supreme Court has said that the government can pass regulatio...

September 6, 2019

Is there a cure for the sad state of campus free speech today? Libertarian journalist and former Goldwater Institute intern Robby Soave says that more speech would definitely help fix the problem—not less of it. 

Soave, an assistant editor at Reason.com, is the author o...

August 3, 2019

Imagine being forced to pay for political speech that is the opposite of everything you stand for. That’s a violation of your First Amendment rights, and it’s a practice that’s happening all across the country.

The Goldwater Institute is taking a stand. 

In Louisiana and...

July 15, 2019

How far is the left willing to go to shut down free speech on college campuses? At Williams College, a professor “threatened violence” in response to a call from other faculty members to adopt a statement in favor of free expression. 

Goldwater Institute senior fellow J...

June 29, 2019

One year ago this week, the Supreme Court restored the First Amendment rights of millions of public-sector workers, ruling in Janus v. AFSCME that governments can’t force their employees to pay fees to a union just to keep their jobs.

That decision has already had...

June 22, 2019

Nowhere in the United States do individuals struggle more to listen and be heard than on college campuses.

As Goldwater Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Butcher explains this week in the Daily Caller, Alabama lawmakers seem to agree with this: Recently, Governor Kay Ive...

June 20, 2019

Nowhere in the U.S. do individuals struggle more to listen and be heard than on college campuses.

Alabama lawmakers appear to agree. Earlier this month, Gov. Kay Ivey signed bipartisan legislation to protect free speech at public universities. Threats to free expression...

June 16, 2019

The First Amendment protects our freedom to speak—as well as our freedom not to speak. When we’re forced to support causes with which we disagree, our free-speech rights are undermined. All Americans should enjoy the freedom of speech, and that’s why the Goldwater Inst...

June 9, 2019

Alabama has enacted a new law to protect free speech on campus, adding protections to the expressive rights of students, faculty, and other officials at the state’s colleges.

Under Alabama’s law, which Governor Kay Iveysigned on Thursday,public institutions must conside...

June 5, 2019

Scott Morris says he was always just “one infuriated administrator away” from losing his job. Morris, advisor to the Flor-Ala, the University of North Alabama’s (UNA) student newspaper, helped student journalists complete a records request last year and found his infur...

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