In 2009, ACRU issued an Amicus Brief urging the Supreme Court to find in favor of Citizens United and constitutional freedom in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. The case began in 2007 when a political movie about Hillary Clinton was blocked for distribution by liberal activists who didn't like the subject matter and used the McCain-Feingold Act as a battering ram. The Supreme Court correctly decided in favor of Citizens United by applying Constitutional free speech provisions to ensure a broader, more level playing field for American political activity. January 21, 2020 was the tenth anniversary of this landmark case, finalized in a 5-4 decision split along ideological lines with the more liberal justices on the Court arguing against free speech for any member of the public speaking through an entity. The framers of the Constitution made it clear that voters should fully briefed on both sides of any policy or political issue and at ACRU, we concur. We are grateful to Citizens United and David Bossie for bringing this critical Constitutional case before the Supreme Court of the United States.
It is outrageous that UC Berkeley students cannot go and listen to someone like Ann Coulter without fear of being intimidated and attacked. Read the article at Berkeleyside.com
10/9: The Supreme Court will take on a case that will decide whether encouraging illegal immigration to the US is in fact protected speech.
10/8: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky and John York examine why Democrats seem to be focusing on policing Facebook's free speech rather than defending the Constitution.
9/29: New York City's Commission on Human Rights is suggesting that there should be $250,000 fines for using terms like "illegal alien" or threatening to call ICE.
7/23: In many areas of public life, conservatives—their words, their views and values—are under assault.
7/10: ACRU Policy Board Member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why the Left is trying to eradicate free speech in America.
5/16: The First Amendment remains the bulwark of our liberty. But it faces unrelenting assault by the Left.
12/20: Social media apps and websites claim to promote all-American values like free speech, transparency, and connectivity in the true spirit of the internet.
8/9: ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Jan LaRue breaks down the media's hysterical reaction to President Trump defending himself against hyperbolic attacks.