Tag: public citizen

Voters call for clarity: The IRS should listen

In November 2013, the IRS proposed a new definition of political activity that would have applied to 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.


Over 210,000 Virginians submit comments in support of curbing carbon pollution

Since the EPA first began collecting them, more than 7 million Americans have submitted public comments in support of national standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from power plants.


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Virginia Supreme Court reverses injunction against online critic’s speech

The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday reversed a lower court preliminary injunction ordering Jane Perez not to post certain criticisms of Dietz Development, LLC. The ruling came two days after Public Citizen and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed an appeal of the preliminary injunction on behalf of Perez.


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ACLU, Public Citizen appeal injunction against web critic

Public Citizen and the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia today filed papers in the Supreme Court of Virginia appealing the preliminary injunction ordering Jane Perez not to post certain criticisms of Dietz Development, LLC on the internet.


ACLU: Surgeon should not be able to unmask critics

Online critics have a free speech right to anonymously comment on the work of a Florida plastic surgeon, according to a legal motion filed today in Henrico County Circuit Court. Filed by Public Citizen and the ACLU of Virginia, the motion claims that a subpoena to compel internet provider Comcast to release the name of […]


Groups defend right to post anonymous reviews online

Five anonymous individuals who wrote negative online reviews of a San Francisco plastic surgeon did not violate the law, and the surgeon should not be permitted to force disclosure of their identities, lawyers for Public Citizen and the Virginia American Civil Liberties Union argued in papers filed on Monday. “The First Amendment protects our right […]