First Amendment

Statement on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, the President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, Mario H. Lopez, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court: “Judge Neil Gorsuch has had an exceptional record of defending the Constitution and our fundamental rights such as the 2nd amendment and the right […]

Victory in Landmark Election Law Case

HLF Defends First Amendment Freedoms in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled against attempts by U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to force the Federal Election Commission to unilaterally change its donor disclosure rules, The Hispanic Leadership Fund previously filed, and the court accepted, its motion to intervene as a defendant […]

Hispanic Leadership Fund on Forefront of First Amendment Victory

Appeals Court Vacates Lower Court Ruling in Van Hollen v. FEC

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today an appeals court issued a unanimous ruling overturning a lower court in the Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission case, in which the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed a motion to intervene.  HLF released the following statement from its president Mario H. Lopez regarding the decision: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund is pleased with this […]

Hispanic Leadership Fund Challenges Scope of “Electioneering Communications” Rules in Lawsuit Against the Federal Election Commission

DES MOINES, IA–The Hispanic Leadership Fund filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission this week seeking clarification to cumbersome rules set forth by the Federal Election Commission surrounding what are called “electioneering communications.” This lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction finding that advertisements that reference “the government,” “the administration,” “the White House,” and that include […]