The First Amendment: From Skokie to Charlottesville & Beyond

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Experts discuss legal issues relating to the First Amendment and hate speech. Topics include the scope and limits of First Amendment protection for, and legal capacity to regulate or restrict, certain types of speech or assembly; the carrying of firearms or other acts of intimidation in public assemblies; and expressions of hate speech via the internet. The program covers the current state of the law and how recent developments may lead some to call for change. With an eye toward contributing to the public understanding of this complex area of law, it focuses on the legal issues and on identifying and addressing the areas where legal line-drawing either is fairly easy or remains difficult and uncertain. View more photos from the event here.

Alex Abdo, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Daniel J. Kornstein, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair & Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School

Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Opening Remarks:
John S. Kiernan
, President, New York City Bar Association

New York City Bar Association
City Bar Justice Center
City Bar Office for Diversity & Inclusion

Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair
Communications & Media Law Committee, Katherine M. Bolger, Chair
Federal Courts Committee, Laura Grossfield Birger, Chair