9/26/18: Freedom of Expression in an Age of Surveillance

This panel is the first in a series of events examining the role that the First Amendment should play in assessing the lawfulness of government surveillance. Historically, the First Amendment served as a crucial check on overreaching government surveillance. But today, courts have examined surveillance almost exclusively in Fourth Amendment terms. Is it time to revive the First Amendment as a limit on surveillance? How could that be done?

The panel answering those questions will include Jennifer Granick, Surveillance and Cybersecurity Counsel at the ACLU; Neil Richards, the Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law; and Jack Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. This event is a collaboration between Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute, and is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society at Yale Law School, the National Security Group at Yale Law School, and the Yale Law and Tech Society.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served

Yale Law School, Room 127
127 Wall St, New Haven, CT

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Featuring
Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School
Jennifer Granick, Surveillance and Cybersecurity Counsel, ACLU
Neil Richards, Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law

Introduced by
Alex Abdo, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
Thomas Kadri, Fellow, Yale Law School Information Society Project

Sponsored by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, the American Constitution Society at Yale Law School, the National Security Group at Yale Law School, and the Yale Law and Tech Society.

Illustration: Heads of State