On December 6, the Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section hosted the brown bag lunch program "Sex, Violence, Videos, God, and Drugs: the First Amendment Ascendant." Speakers Professor Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School, Professor Michael Meltsner of Northeastern Law School, and Attorney and Author Jeffrey D. Clements examined recent court cases and explored questions such as: Has the Court simply reaffirmed longstanding First Amendment rights, or has it now expanded and enhanced those rights? Has the Court gone too far, or not far enough, and what are the practical implications of these decisions moving forward?
Click here to read brief summaries of the cases discussed during the program.
For further reading, click here for an article by panelist Jeffrey Clements, titled "The Real History of 'Corporate Personhood': Meet the Man to Blame for Corporations Having More Rights Than You."