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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…

Professor Bowman: Pattern of Behavior Could Lead to Presidential Impeachment

In a recent op-ed in Slate, “Everything Trump Did Before Entering Office That Could Justify Impeachment,” Professor Frank Bowman writes, “a successful case for the impeachment of the president must rest not on any single event, but on a pattern of behavior that fatally damages the legitimacy of the president and/or amounts to subversion of the constitutional order.” Electoral success…

Professor Abrams Speaks to New Jersey Sports Symposium on Social Media Dangers

Professor Doug Abrams recently spoke to a town-hall-style symposium that explored lifelong consequences that can arise from misuse of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media by high school athletes and other students. The symposium was held at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J. Prof. Abrams and four other panel members discussed publicized incidents of high school students’ racist,  sexist, or…

“Dangerous Tweets:” Dean Lidsky Speaks at Missouri State University

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky recently gave a talk at Missouri State University as a featured speaker at the university’s fifth annual Bartee Dinner. Dean Lidsky’s talk was titled “Dangerous Tweets?: Social Media, Censorship, and the First Amendment.” Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of Torts and the First Amendment, with a particular emphasis on defamation and other free speech issues in…

Uber, Lyft driver suspended for videos: Dean Lidsky comments

In the KOMU-TV story, “Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers,” Dean Lyrissa Lidsky commented that in Missouri, it is “not, technically, illegal” to record these passengers since this is a one-party consent state. However, she added, “I think from the outrage that this case is generating you can see that the average person does not expect to be…

BYU Radio Show Interviews Dean Lidsky on Free Speech and Social Media

“Top of Mind with Julie Rose,” a show broadcast by Brigham Young University’s radio station BYU Radio, recently interviewed Dean Lyrissa Lidsky to discuss issues of free speech on social media. During the interview, Dean Lidsky, a leading First Amendment scholar, addressed the legal debate surrounding elected government officials blocking their followers from their social media sites. In creating and…