Commentary: UCF versus free speech: First Amendment demands justice for De La Haye

Donald De La Haye, a former University of Central Florida student, was removed from the UCF football team and lost his scholarship because he posted popular YouTube videos. De La Haye was a model athlete and upstanding member of the UCF community. A marketing major, he also had a passion [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:26:43-04:00March 19th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Commentary: UCF versus free speech: First Amendment demands justice for De La Haye

‘Right-to-Work’ Really Does Work — Just Look at Florida

Franklin Roosevelt was still president when Florida became the first state to embrace right-to-work laws, enshrining the concept in the state constitution in 1944. Today, 27 other states have followed Florida’s lead to create a more inviting work environment for their citizens. Employees in these 28 states are free to [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:29:22-04:00March 16th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on ‘Right-to-Work’ Really Does Work — Just Look at Florida

JMI’s Sal Nuzzo at the Supreme Court for Janus v. AFSCME: Part 2

Isn’t That the End of This Case? Janus v. AFSCME- Part 2 (Read Part 1) Boom. The words dropped like a bomb and for a brief second in the courtroom, everyone seemed to recognize the precision of the question and the way in which Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy was able [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:35:19-04:00March 8th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on JMI’s Sal Nuzzo at the Supreme Court for Janus v. AFSCME: Part 2

Why are labor unions threatening the free speech rights of public employees?

The Supreme Court should overrule the decades-old standard and invalidate public-sector agency fees. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) For many years, public-sector unions have been subsidized by dues paid by nonunion employees who had no choice about whether to fork over their hard-earned money. Now, this practice – and the survival [...]

By |2020-05-19T11:38:29-04:00February 26th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on Why are labor unions threatening the free speech rights of public employees?

School choice, sharing economy, jobs among issues as Florida’s legislative session opens

Tuesday marked the opening of Florida’s 2018 legislative session, which will last for 60 days and is expected to include plenty of important issues for both taxpayers and job creators. One issue taking shape in many state houses is school choice, and Florida’s chambers are no different. House Speaker Richard [...]

By |2018-05-22T15:25:42-04:00January 10th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on School choice, sharing economy, jobs among issues as Florida’s legislative session opens

STATEMENT RELEASE: New JMI Report Lauds University of Florida’s Efforts to Promote Free Speech

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2017 CONTACT: Shelby Hobbs shelby@sachsmedia.com (850) 377-1775 NEW JMI REPORT LAUDS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA’S EFFORTS TO PROMOTE FREE SPEECH TALLAHASSEE – A new report by The James Madison Institute’s Marshall Center for Educational Options finds that the entire Florida higher education system could be “very [...]

By |2018-05-22T15:30:55-04:00December 14th, 2017|Statements|Comments Off on STATEMENT RELEASE: New JMI Report Lauds University of Florida’s Efforts to Promote Free Speech

STATEMENT RELEASE: The James Madison Institute Files Amicus Brief in Janus v. AFSCME

For Immediate Release: December 11, 2017 Contact: Shelby Hobbs shelby@sachsmedia.com (850) 222-1996 The James Madison Institute Files Amicus Brief in Janus v. AFSCME TALLAHASSEE – The James Madison Institute (JMI) filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Janus v. AFSCME, challenging [...]

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Ridding Congress of Riders: The Case for a Single Subject Amendment

Ridding Congress of Riders: The Case for a Single Subject Amendment John Menton,Senior, Maclay School It is no secret that Americans are upset with their political system. Congress’ approval rate is dishearteningly low, and the bitter partisan divide that continues to fracture American society hampers any meaningful compromise or [...]

By |2018-05-23T00:53:20-04:00December 6th, 2017|Journal, Publications|Comments Off on Ridding Congress of Riders: The Case for a Single Subject Amendment

2018 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

(download pdf) President's Message Over the past year, there has been no lack of debate, contention, or drama emanating from the corridors of Washington, D.C. Whether it was the high stakes effort to assure the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the tumultuous day-to-day of the Trump White House, [...]

By |2018-09-11T16:08:03-04:00October 16th, 2017|Publications|Comments Off on 2018 Policy Priorities of The James Madison Institute

Opinion: Does the U.S. need another constitutional convention?

While July 4 gets the fun and attention, Sept. 17 – Constitution Day – is barely noticed. It deserves better. After all, Americans joyfully celebrate their independence because it enabled them to overcome the tyranny of the British crown and embark on a journey of self-government. For most of that [...]

By |2018-05-30T12:49:08-04:00September 14th, 2017|Opinion, Press|Comments Off on Opinion: Does the U.S. need another constitutional convention?
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