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

When: 
Thursday, Nov. 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where:
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 Betsy.Adeboyejo@americanbar.org.

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