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Free speech

We work to ensure that advocates are free to express themselves and support issues that matter to them without the fear of reprisal. We’ve also got the backs of journalists who face pushback from the government as a result of their work to hold politicians accountable and to increase government transparency.

About the issue

Every American has the constitutional right to support issues they believe in without fear of harassment or retaliation. And it’s not the government’s businesses which groups or causes you support. But across the United States, politicians are working overtime to silence those who seek to hold them accountable, those who favor greater government transparency, or those who hold points of view different from their own. To scare Americans into staying silent, politicians are enacting laws aimed at publicizing their advocacy, called “disclosure laws.”

By naming and shaming individuals who support different viewpoints, these laws effectively prevent everyday Americans from speaking out to advance causes they believe in. We won’t let these crucial First Amendment rights be trampled on.

The Facts

A right to privacy and speech

Liberty Justice Center has worked with advocates in New Mexico, Illinois, Montana, and New Jersey to strike down unfair “disclosure” laws.

We’re representing journalists in Wisconsin and Illinois facing government impediments to doing their job.

Having a voice means more than just talking

Liberty Justice Center is on the front lines of fighting to protect your free speech rights. Our attorneys already are challenging so-called “disclosure” requirements in New Mexico, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Montana. We’ve also got the backs of journalists who face pushback from the government as a result of their work to hold politicians accountable and to increase government transparency.

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Resources

Do we have to let unions interrupt the work day? – LJC Blog

A case battles between the First and Fifth Amendments   Early this year, LJC joined over a dozen other organizations in filing a friend of the court brief in support of California growers. The big question this case will answer: Is the right to organize (the First Amendment) more important than a business owner’s right

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Donor disclosure laws codify ‘cancel culture’ – LJC Blog

In many states, making a donation has a hidden price tag – your privacy, job and safety.   Across the nation, public support for candidates and causes has resulted in lost jobs and contracts, ruined reputations and even death threats.  In a culture that’s willing to cancel anyone and anything that has received even the

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Liberty Justice Center and Principal Barton Thorne on Tucker Carlson Tonight

Principal Thorne’s experience illustrates the dangers of cancel culture. Thorne warned his students that anyone’s voice can be cancelled for any reason by a small group of people. And Shelby County Schools silenced him for that.

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Liberty Justice Center discusses Principal Barton Thorne on Glenn Beck

Principal Thorne’s experience illustrates the dangers of cancel culture. Thorne warned his students that anyone’s voice can be cancelled for any reason by a small group of people. And Shelby County Schools silenced him for that.

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