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Cindy Crawford

Senior Policy Counsel

Cynthia Fleming Crawford is senior policy counsel with Americans for Prosperity Foundation, focusing on regulatory issues, freedom of expression, and educational freedom. Prior to joining AFPF, Ms. Crawford was senior litigation counsel with Cause of Action Institute, where she focused her practice on defending clients against government overreach, with an emphasis on constitutionally protected individual rights.

Previously Ms. Crawford was in private practice with Nixon Peabody LLP and LeClairRyan where her practice focused on complex business litigation.

Ms. Crawford received her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, an MA in American Government from Georgetown University, an MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, and a BA in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Featured Publications

Have you heard of these cases before the Supreme Court? Here's why they should matter to you

May 17, 2024 by Cindy Crawford

Censorship by stealth: Can government officials censor speech by pressuring third parties to do it for them?

Feb 23, 2024 by Cindy Crawford

303 Creative LLC v Elenis: The Biggest Supreme Court Free Speech Case You Might Not Have Heard About

Dec 5, 2022 by Cindy Crawford

Tiwari v. Friedlander asks: Is depriving patients of medical services rational?

Aug 17, 2022 by Cindy Crawford

303 Creative LLC v. Elenis asks whether artists can be compelled to speak

Jun 6, 2022 by Cindy Crawford

Kennedy v. Bremerton School District shows why a high school football coach's prayer may be important for academic freedom

Mar 4, 2022 by Cindy Crawford

Can calling an artist a "monopoly of one" displace the First Amendment?

Oct 28, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

New AFP Foundation brief seeks to close legal loophole banning religious schools from tuition assistance

Sep 9, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

Cheerleading, social media, and free speech: What the Supreme Court's decision in Mahanoy School District v. B.L. means for students' First Amendment rights

Jun 23, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

Supreme Court unanimously rules FTC must comply with the law

Apr 23, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

In Uzuegbunam, the Supreme Court validates nominal damages as a means of protecting constitutional rights

Apr 1, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

Americans for Prosperity Foundation and yes. every kid. file brief in Supreme Court educational freedom case

Mar 12, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

Narrow question in Supreme Court campus speech case has broad First Amendment implications

Jan 12, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

SCOTUS has chance to clarify the muddy waters of takings jurisprudence in Cedar Point v. Hassid

Jan 7, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

Jan 5, 2021 by Cindy Crawford

Supreme Court should protect citizens' rights to freely access U.S. waters

Nov 4, 2020 by Cindy Crawford

Courtney v. Danner

Nov 2, 2020 by Cindy Crawford

AMG Capital Management v. FTC

Oct 1, 2020 by Cindy Crawford

Fulton v. Philadelphia

Jun 3, 2020 by Cindy Crawford

Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski

Mar 3, 2020 by Cindy Crawford

Liu v. SEC

Dec 20, 2019 by Cindy Crawford

Publishers Business Services Inc,. v. FTC

Nov 13, 2019 by Cindy Crawford

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

Sep 18, 2019 by Cindy Crawford