The Regulatory State’s
War on Free Speech

May 9, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. PDT

This event is co-hosted by PLF partners
Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression and New Civil Liberties Alliance

Virtual via Zoom


A Chicago radio host advises listeners to avoid high-crime neighborhoods, then gets slapped with a federal lawsuit. A journalist makes an online joke about unionization, then receives a complaint from the National Labor Relations Board. Federal agencies demand a social media company share information about its users, then force the company to keep quiet.  

These are true stories from the frontlines of the regulatory state’s war on free speech. Unaccountable bureaucrats in executive branch agencies are running roughshod over the First Amendment, wielding their enforcement powers to stifle speech they don’t like.  

Join us for this in-depth panel discussion with attorneys and experts, who will reveal how federal agencies are targeting certain individuals and companies over their speech. You’ll learn about current cases—including two high-profile lawsuits involving Elon Musk—and will hear how stories like this are not just about the First Amendment, but also about the constitutional separation of powers. 


Event Speakers

Rachel Paulose

Pacific Legal Foundation

Josh Robbins

Pacific Legal Foundation

Kara Rollins

New Civil Liberties Alliance

Ronnie London

Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression