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Editor-in-Chief and Senior Fellow

R.J. Lehmann is Editor-in-Chief and Senior Fellow at ICLE. He is responsible for crafting and executing ICLE’s editorial strategy and managing its publication calendar. He was previously Director of Finance, Insurance, and Trade Policy for the R Street Institute, which he co-founded in June 2012.

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Associate Director, Legal Research

Ben Sperry is Associate Director of Legal Research with the International Center for Law & Economics, where he works on FTC reform, competition policy, data and privacy, telecommunications, and net neutrality. He recently returned to ICLE after spending three years in his hometown, first serving as a judicial law clerk and then as a public defender in western Pennsylvania.

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Gov. DeSantis’ unconstitutional attack on social media

Fresh off his second-place finish — behind only former President Donald Trump — in the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ top priority heading into this year’s legislative session is custom-fit to appeal to the CPAC crowd: going after Big Tech social-media companies for their alleged anti-conservative bias.

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