Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson, a former constitutional litigator, is the Director of Legal Studies at the Ayn Rand Institute.

Gutting the First Amendment


Supporters of campaign finance laws have been apoplectic since the Supreme Court struck down a ban on corporate political ads in Citizens United. Having lost another big case this year in McCutcheon v. FEC, they now want to write their views directly into the Constitution. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a resolution calling […]

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Speech Laws and the IRS


The IRS scandal is now over a month old and, while new revelations are coming to light each day, we still don’t know how high up the corruption goes. Did someone tell former Commissioner Douglas Shulman to use the awesome power of the federal government against groups that wanted to criticize it?  The simple answer […]

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