Author Archives: Benjamin Barr

Demons at Democracy’s Doorstep? A Reflection on McCutcheon

This year’s parade of electoral horribles is out again.  Every year that the Supreme Court hears a challenge to campaign finance laws a small band of self-titled reformers cry out in customary despair.  These last two weeks have been no … Continue reading

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Publius Was Not a PAC

The latest issue of the Wyoming Law Review, the legal publication of the University of Wyoming College of Law, features our article “Publius Was Not a PAC: Reconciling Anonymous Political Speech, the First Amendment, and Campaign Finance Disclosure.”  The article … Continue reading

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What You Didn’t Hear at the Supreme Court

In case you missed it, there’s been quite a kerfuffle at the Supreme Court. The Court recently released its audio recording and transcript of Octane Fitness, LLC v. Icon Health & Fitness. Usually transcripts and audio recordings aren’t much to … Continue reading

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Wyoming Liberty Group and Republic Free Choice Submit Comments Opposing Proposed IRS Non-Profit Rules

CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group, joined by Republic Free Choice, submitted public comments to the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) today, discussing problems with the federal agency’s proposed rulemaking regarding non-profit advocacy groups. The proposed rules come less than a year … Continue reading

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WyLiberty Attorneys Partner to Prohibit Unconstitutional Cheyenne Sign Law

UPDATE (3:30 PM): We have received word that Judge Skavdahl has considered and signed the proposed order. Effective immediately, “Defendant City of Cheyenne is enjoined from enforcing the provisions of Article 6.5 and Section 1.3.3 of the Cheyenne Unified Development … Continue reading

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Political High Crimes and the First Amendment

Last week, Dinesh D’Souza, a provocative conservative author and anti-Obama filmmaker, was indicted for using straw donors to channel money to a Senate candidate.  Under federal law, individuals may give a maximum of $2,600 per candidate per election.  Schemes to … Continue reading

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NIMBY Free Speech

This month marks the fourth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC. It also marks the filing of our motion for preliminary injunctive relief in our lawsuit against Cheyenne. While the dots may be hard to connect, there is a good … Continue reading

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WyLiberty Attorneys seek Preliminary Injunction in Cheyenne Sign Case

CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys filed a motion for preliminary injunction in the federal district court in Cheyenne today, seeking immediate relief for Ron Williams in his case against the City of Cheyenne over political sign restrictions. “If the … Continue reading

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WyLiberty Attorneys sue the City of Cheyenne for Unconstitutional Sign Regulations

CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys sued the City of Cheyenne on behalf of resident Ronald Williams in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming today, challenging provisions of the Cheyenne Unified Development Code (UDC) that restrict … Continue reading

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WyLiberty Attorneys File Petition with the United States Supreme Court

CHEYENNE – Wyoming Liberty Group attorneys filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court today, requesting the Court hear an appeal of the case Free Speech v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). Free Speech, a small grassroots group of three … Continue reading

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