James Madison Center for Free Speech

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The James Madison Center for Free Speech is a legal defense organization in Washington, D.C., USA.[1][2]


The James Madison Center was founded by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in 1997.[1][2] Its general counsel is James Bopp.[3][4]

It has supported the recognition of the Ten Commandments as one of America's founding texts.[5] It opposed a measure proposed by the Federal Election Commission to ban nonprofits from expressing views on public policy.[6]


  1. ^ a b John David Dyche, Republican Leader: A Political Biography of Senator Mitch McConnell, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2009 p. 124 [1]
  2. ^ a b Ann Southworth, 'Lawyers of the right: professionalizing the conservative coalition', Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2008, p. 30 [2]
  3. ^ Dya Shapiro, Ilya Shapiro, Cato Supreme Court Review, 2009-2010, Cato Institute, 2010, p. 429 [3]
  4. ^ Keevan Morgan, Why You Are a Liberal--Or Should Be, Bloomington, Indiana: iUniverse, 2004, p. 135 [4]
  5. ^ William J. Federer, The Ten Commandments & Their Influence on American Law - A Study in History, Amerisearch, Inc., 2002, p. 7 [5]
  6. ^ Mark Sidel, More Secure, Less Free?: Antiterrorism Policy & Civil Liberties after September 11, Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2007 [6]

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