Join our panel of experts and delve into the latest hot topics in the civil rights arena! We’ll kick off our morning with an overview of the most significant cases and issues of the past year, and those to come. Our program will then spend the remainder of the day by taking an in-depth look at First Amendment topics and issues.
The year in review
Significant civil rights cases, Section 1983 and Qualified Immunity, LGBT litigation, Voting restrictions, etc.
Litigating a First Amendment case
Get a primer on the First Amendment and discuss topics unique to litigating a First Amendment claim in Federal Court.
Community and police interactions: free speech and public protest
From the Dakota Pipeline to Charlottesville, public demonstrations are on the increase in recent years. Join our panel of First Amendment attorneys and law enforcement officials to better understand the legalities of public protest and learn how we might better protect individual rights.
The press and the First Amendment
Fake news or Fact? Can the First Amendment’s “Freedom of the Press” withstand the modern day challenges that threaten it? Take in the viewpoints of attorneys and reporters as they respond to this very important question.