Freedom of Speech in 21st Century America: Second Annual First Amendment Program

First Amendment panelists

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On December 3, 2018, experts discussed the legal issues relating to the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Topics included the scope and limits of First Amendment protection for certain types of speech, whether by news and media outlets, on school campuses, via social media, or as part of public protests. The program covered the current state of the law and recent developments. With an eye toward contributing to the public understanding of this complex area of law, it focused on the legal issues and on identifying and addressing the areas where legal line-drawing either is fairly easy or remains difficult and uncertain.

Opening Remarks:
Roger Juan Maldonado
, President, New York City Bar Association

Alex Abdo
, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute 
Floyd Abrams
, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP 
Daniel J. Kornstein
, Partner, 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

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

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Civil Rights Committee, Philip Desgranges, Chair
Federal Courts Committee, Laura Grossfield Birger, Chair
Communications & Media Law Committee, Katherine M. Bolger, Chair
Legal History Committee, Daniel J. Kornstein, Chair

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If you’re interested in this program, you may also be interested in watching or listening to last year’s program, “The First Amendment: From Skokie to Charlottesville & Beyond.”