Upcoming events for Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky

Oral argument in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky is just 13 days away. I’ll be in Washington D.C. for most of the next two weeks to talk about how this case affects the Free Speech rights of everyone from members of the Tea Party to the NAACP.

On Thursday, February 22, I’ll be on a panel at the Cato Institute with Cato’s Trevor Burrus and Munger Tolles partner Ginger Anders. Anders, who has argued 18 cases before the Supreme Court, is one of the lawyers for the government in Minnesota Voters Alliance. You may register for the event here or watch it online.

On Monday, February 26, I’ll be speaking to the America’s Future Foundation during Happy Hour at Ireland’s Four Courts in Arlington. Read more about the event on Facebook and register on Eventbrite.

On Tuesday, February 27, I’ll be speaking at 12:15 to the Georgetown Law Federalist Society in McDonough 201. Come get a preview of the case the day before it is argued before the Supreme Court.

Fed Soc talk and press call on MVA v. Mansky

Two events next week on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, a case that will be argued in the Supreme Court of the United States in just 18 days.

On Monday, I will be speaking to the Federalist Society at the University of Minnesota Law School. The event will take place at 12:15 p.m. in Mondale Hall Room 30.

On Tuesday, Andy Cilek, Dave Breemer, and I will host a press call at 2 p.m. EST. Contact Pacific Legal Foundation Media Director Kate Pomeroy (kpomeroy@pacificlegal.org) if you’re a member of the press and would like to join the call.

My speech to the Sacramento Federalist Society on MVA v. Mansky

On Tuesday, I spoke to the Sacramento Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society about Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. In Minnesota Voters Alliance, we’re asking the Supreme Court to invalidate a ban on political apparel (including shirts featuring the logo of the Tea Party, the Chamber of Commerce, or the AFL-CIO) at polling places across Minnesota. The Court will hear argument in the case on February 28.

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What happened to the Center for Competitive Politics?

The Center for Competitive Politics promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government through strategic litigation, communication, activism, training, research, and education. The Center of Competitive Politics is no more; the organization is now the Institute for Free Speech.

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Speech this Thursday on Minnesota’s ban on political apparel

This Thursday, I’ll be speaking to the Federalist Society at the University of Michigan Law School on Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. The case, which the justices will consider at its conference on October 6, features a broad ban on political apparel at the polling place. PLF represents Minnesota voters in arguing that the ban, which extends to shirts by the Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, violates the overbreadth doctrine of the First Amendment. Professor Sam Bagenstos will provide commentary on my speech.