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Reflections on Charlottesville: Revisiting Hate Speech and the First Amendment

The Freedman Institue for the Study of Legal Ethics presents:

Reflections on Charlottesville:

Revisiting Hate Speech and the First Amendment

Monday, October 2, 2017 | Noon -2 p.m. | Maurice A. Deane School of Law | Room 230

Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, raise the fundamental question of the extent to which longstanding First Amendment protection for hatespeech should be revisited. Worldwide, there is a surge in racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, and many of those close to political power are engaged in such expressions. The U.S. has robust protection for such speech, but some European countries do not. To what extent should the U.S revisit its approach to hate speech?

This panel will explore this question as well as whether there are suitable alternatives that are better in this evolving political and technological landscape.

PANELISTS

Eric M. Freedman, Siggi B. Wilzig Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights

Jonathan Lightfoot, PhD, Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology, and Director of the Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice

Barbara Stark, Professor of Law and Hofstra Research Fellow

MODERATOR

Ellen Yaroshefsky, Howard Lichtenstein Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Monday, October 02, 2017

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Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Deborah Grattan

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