Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press

The panel explores 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 tackles these issues and much more that are shaping free speech and free press today.


  • Robert Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP
  • Lata Nott, Executive Director, First Amendment Center, Freedom Forum Institute


  • Stephen J. Wermiel, American University Washington College of Law; Co-Chair, Free Speech and Free Press Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Co-Sponsor: ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Free Speech and Free Press Committee


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