December 15, 2019

Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press (CLE)

Sponsored by the Section's Free Speech and Free Press Committee.

The panel explored current controversies over freedom of speech and freedom of the press. From the First Amendment implications of public officials barring individuals from their social media accounts, to a lawsuit alleging that the Trump Administration has used enforcement powers to target news organizations, from debate over whether private social media giants should restrict political ads, to using the Espionage Act against Julian Assange, to the power of public transit systems to ban religious ads, this roundtable tackled these issues and much more that are shaping free speech and free press today.

  • Stephen J. Wermiel (Moderator), American University Washington College of Law; CRSJ Free Speech & Free Press Committee
  • Robert Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP
  • Lata Nott, Executive Director, First Amendment Center, Freedom Forum Institute

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