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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…

Professor Jerry publishes paper on social media communications on campuses

The latest American Council on Education (ACE) “To the Point” brief, “Campus Inclusion and Freedom of Expression: Managing Social Media,” written by Robert H. Jerry II focuses on how and why campus leaders should be proactive in managing social media platforms, as well as how to respond to problems that arise. The brief lists the most commonly asked questions about free…

Dean Lidsky writes review of First Amendment article for JOTWELL

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky recently wrote a review, Within the Labyrinth of the Law, about the article by Robert C. Post and Jennifer E. Rothman, The First Amendment and the Right(s) of Publicity (April 7, 2020), 130 Yale L. J., 2020. The review appears in JOTWELL, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), which creates “a space where legal academics can…

Professor Wells Participates on Panel Discussing Historic First Amendment Case

Professor Christina Wells was a panelist for a recent discussion on the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court ruling at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. The event was hosted by the communications department and the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art as a 50th anniversary celebration of the ruling. The case revolved around an incident at a Des Moines, Ia.,…

Professor Esbeck Publishes New Article

Professor Carl H. Esbeck’s article, “Stating a Claim Under the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses: What Trump v. Hawaii Can Tell Us,” was just published in the Journal of Church & State. Little recognized is that the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii – the case upholding President Trump’s “Muslim immigration ban” – is also a case about religious…

Hurley-Sloan Symposium: Free Speech, Free Press or Free for All? Social Media and the First Amendment

The Missouri-Hurley and Price Sloan Symposium will be held April 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The event, “Free Speech, Free Press or Free for All? Social Media and the First Amendment” begins at 8:30 am and will feature Brian Stelter as the keynote luncheon speaker. Journalists, social media experts and legal scholars will explore the following…

Dean Lidsky Named Reporter of New Restatement of Torts

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was recently named a Reporter of the new American Law Institute (ALI) Restatement of Torts:  Defamation and Privacy.  The project will focus on torts dealing with personal and business reputation and dignity, including defamation, business disparagement, and rights of privacy. Among other issues, the updates will cover the substantial body of new issues relating to the internet.…

Dean Lidsky Cited in Federal Appellate Court Decision on Public Official’s Facebook Page

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously ruled that Loudon County (Va.) Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall’s Facebook page operated as a public forum and that her decision to block Brian C. Davison from her page based on his criticism of her qualified as impermissible and unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination. The decision cited Dean Lyrissa Lidsky’s article,…

Dean Lidsky Comments on CNN Dispute with White House

On November 16, District Court Judge Timothy Kelly temporarily restored CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s security pass, saying that Acosta’s Fifth Amendment due process rights had been violated when the White House revoked his security pass. A November 19 article on Politico, “White House says it still plans to revoke access for CNN’s Acosta,” explains that the White House plans to…

Dean Lidsky to Debate Yale Professor Robert Post About Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky will participate in the 35th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate at the University of Utah on November 15. The debate, “Freedom of Speech on College Campuses. Where is the Line Drawn?,” will focus on the First Amendment rights of members of university communities and whether they may be constrained when their speech undermines the educational or research missions…