Prerequisites: Constitutional Law: First Amendment or instructor permission
Exam Type: No Exam
We will explore significant challenges to long-standing treatments of speech rights in the face of social movements and technological change. Potential topics include state action doctrine, defamation law, hate speech, intermediary liability, the Espionage Act, and speech on campuses. U.S. federal constitutional law is the focus, but state constitutions, federal statutes, and comparative law will also provide resources. Each discussion will aim to combine doctrinal approaches with theory and explore the relationship of these new issues to First Amendment practice.
Note: This reading group will meet on the following dates: TBD