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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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  • 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.

  • Shocking Speech and Privacy Assault in Maricopa county

    Posted on October 19, 2007 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Clint Bolick

    If you ever have visited the website of Phoenix New Times, your Internet browsing habits may soon be in the hands of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. But not before one heck of a First Amendment fight.

  • Ahora en Espanol

    Posted on February 22, 2007 | Type: Blog | Author: Ann Seiden

    Chances are, if you live in the Southwest, you either speak Spanish or meet someone who does on nearly a daily basis. In Arizona, Hispanics make up more than 25 percent of the population and are by far the largest minority group in the country. When it comes to the business of spreading ideas, Hispanics are a growing market.

  • Habla EspaƱol? Goldwater Institute Goes Bilingual

    Posted on February 20, 2007 | Type: Press Release

    Goldwater research now available in Spanish at www.institutogoldwater.org

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