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Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press: New Controversies on the Slippery Slope

Format: In Person

ABA DC Office 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Fifth Floor, John Marshall Conference Room Washington DC 20036

Dates: 04/05/2017

Time: 5:30 PM - 7 PM

Sponsor: Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

List Price: FREE

ABA Member Price: FREE

Sponsor Member Price: FREE


This roundtable discussion will explore several current free press and free speech controversies, including: the criticism of the news media by the White House and other officials and its impact; the “fake news” controversy; state legislative efforts to curb and punish protests; outbreaks of campus violence to protest controversial speakers; and a look at pending Supreme Court cases involving free speech.

– Robert Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
– Lucy Dalglish, Dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Univ. of MD
– Frank LoMonte, Director, Student Press Law Center
– Gene Policinski, Senior V.P., Newseum Institute First Amendment Center
– Steve Wermiel, Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Co-Chair, ABA Section on Civil Rights & Social Justice First Amendment Rights Committee