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The Trump First Amendment Casebook

Donald Trump may not be regarded as the First Amendment’s best friend — but the First Amendment could be Donald Trump’s best friend as he confronts criminal charges in multiple jurisdictions. The former president’s legal struggles — over a judicially imposed gag order, charges of inciting mob violence, and allegations of leaking the contents of classified documents — all implicate core free-speech principles, albeit in an unorthodox context. This webinar looks at how the Trump criminal prosecutions are putting the First Amendment to the test.

The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for watching.


  •  Ben Wizner – Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project
  •  Catherine J. Ross – Lyle T. Alverson Professor Emeritus of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Josh Blackman – Associate Professor, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • E. Danya Perry – Founding Partner, Perry Law


  • Frank D. LoMonte – Counsel, CNN; Co-Chair, Free Speech and Free Press Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice


United States v. Trump (Amicus Brief) | American Civil Liberties Union

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