November 27, 2018

American Bar Association to host program on free speech and free press

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2018 — The American Bar Association will host a program focusing on the recent challenges involving free speech and free press on Nov. 29 at the ABA’s Washington, D.C., office.

What: Hot Topics in Free Speech and Free Press: New Controversies on the Slippery Slope
Presented by the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Thursday, Nov. 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

American Bar Association
John Marshall Conference Room—5th floor
1050 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Discussion topics include:

  • White House criticism of the news media
  • The aftermath of recent Supreme Court free speech rulings
  • New and returning free speech issues before the court
  • What a more conservative Supreme Court means for free speech and free press

The moderator for the discussion is Stephen Wermiel, a professor at American University Washington College of Law and co-chair of ABA Section on Civil Rights & Social Justice Free Speech and Free Press Committee. Panelists include Robert Corn-Revere, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine; Scott Michelman, legal co-director, ACLU of D.C.; and Lata Nott, executive director, Freedom Forum Institute First Amendment Center.

Register here for the live event.

Register here to view the program as a live webinar and to receive the recording and any materials after the program.

This event is open to members of the media. For press credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at

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