A New Gag Rule: How the Executive Branch Reform Act Violates Civil Liberty

Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Brian W. Walsh; Matthew Spalding; Andrew M. Grossman

Research Area: Government; Law and ethics

Keywords: Legal issues; EBRA; executive branch; lobbyist

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The Executive Branch Reform Act would pose grave threats to individual Americans' rights to free speech and to petition the government, threaten the constitutional separation of powers, and prove unconstitutional in many applications.