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

Republicans to appeal judge’s ruling on Gov. Pritzker’s gatherings ban

“Today’s order is disappointing but we are confident in our argument in favor of political parties’ right to equal treatment to exercise their First Amendment rights. We are immediately appealing the decision,” said Patrick Hughes, president and co-founder of the Liberty Justice Center.

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Illinois Right to Life Files Federal Lawsuit against Gov. Pritzker

Illinois Right to Life v. Pritzker challenges Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The lawsuit highlights the arbitrary nature of the Executive Order as some groups can gather while other groups face restrictions. The lawsuit petitions the court to allow Illinois Right to Life to operate in-person events and

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Illinois Anti-Abortion Group Sues Pritzker, Claims COVID-19 Gathering Limits Unconstitutional

Illinois Right to Life v. Pritzker challenges Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The lawsuit highlights the arbitrary nature of the Executive Order as some groups can gather while other groups face restrictions. The lawsuit petitions the court to allow Illinois Right to Life to operate in-person events and

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Illinois Right to Life sues over ban on gatherings

To schedule an interview, contact media@libertyjusticecenter.org or 773-809-4403. CHICAGO (June 24, 2020) — Illinois Right to Life, the state’s largest nonprofit, pro-life organization, has filed a federal lawsuit against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker over his limits on gatherings and overreach of his executive powers. Illinois Right to Life v. Pritzker was filed in the U.S. District Court

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