Free Speech Panel with Dean Lidsky Carried on C-SPAN

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Cato Institute, “John Roberts and Free Speech: A Report on the Roberts Court’s First Amendment Jurisprudence,” that was broadcast on C-SPAN 2. The focus of the discussion was a study by Ronald Collins and David Hudson examining the 56 free-speech cases handed down by the Roberts Court from 2005 through 2020. The study provides a detailed look at the cases, the justices’ differing approaches, and lawyers who have played key roles in influencing the Court. The focus of Dean Lidsky’s research and teaching is the intersection of Tort Law and the First Amendment, with an emphasis on free speech issues in social media.