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When Arizona resident Mark Reed planned to vote while wearing a “Tea Party” t-shirt, government officials wanted to keep him out of the polls. The Goldwater Institute argued that Tea Party shirts were constitutionally protected free speech, no different than shirts promoting unions or other advocacy groups. The courts agreed, requiring election officials to use uniform, objective standards without violating the constitution.

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  • Lawsuit Would Restore Free Speech

    Posted on August 24, 2005 | Type: Blog | Author: Clint Bolick

    Remember college? During political campaigns, it was common practice to put up signs-even paper entire walls-with ads supporting your candidate. But what if you had known that putting up those signs would actually help the opposing candidate? Would you bother posting signs or getting involved at all?

  • A Choice, Not an Echo

    Posted on August 02, 2005 | Type: Blog

    From the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse where Barry Goldwater announced his presidential bid some 40 years ago, Don Goldwater, nephew of the late senator, today announced his candidacy for governor, advancing a platform committed to "the fundamental principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty."

  • Blatant Bias

    Posted on March 28, 2005 | Type: Blog

    National Public Radio reported last week that Houston schools have been implicated in a cheating scandal after scores on the state's "high-stakes" graduation test in some Texas school districts made suspicious leaps.

  • Buckleys team up to fire at politics

    Posted on December 10, 2004 | Type: In the News

    Conservative patriarch William F. Buckley Jr. and satirical son-of-a-patriarch Christopher Buckley aggregated their respective talents Thursday to bestow upon a Phoenix audience a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of erudition, perspicacity and not least, mirth.

  • Novak was Hot Ticket in Valley

    Posted on October 02, 2003 | Type: In the News

    Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak is white-hot news this week for his alleged role in "leaking" the name of a CIA analyst's identity. The "Prince of Darkness" was in a far more jovial mood when he spoke at the Phoenix Ritz Carlton as the guest of the Goldwater Institute on Sept. 11.

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