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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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  • Happy Birthday Barry Goldwater

    Posted on January 02, 2008 | Type: Audio

    Darcy Olsen speaks with Mark Carbonaro about the life and legacy of the late Senator Barry Goldwater on his 99th birthday.

  • Words that risk death

    Posted on December 11, 2007 | Type: In the News

    The hazards of expressing a controversial view in The Arizona Republic opinion sections run to outraged phone calls, indignant e-mails and caustic Internet comments. For protection, all a writer needs is a thick skin.

  • Have Something to Say?

    Posted on October 24, 2007 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix--The Goldwater Institute is pleased to announce it has partnered with Helium.com to provide its members and other policy enthusiasts an online forum to debate hot policy issues.

  • Sheriffs Fight With Paper Flares Up Again

    Posted on October 20, 2007 | Type: In the News

    A criminal case against Phoenix New Times fell apart Friday amid a crush of public outrage and admissions that a special county prosecutor made serious mistakes.

  • Amid uproar, county attorney drops charges against 'New Times'

    Posted on October 20, 2007 | Type: In the News

    A criminal case against Phoenix New Times fell apart Friday amid a crush of public outrage and admissions that a special county prosecutor made serious mistakes.

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