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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