The First Amendment: From Skokie to Charlottesville & Beyond

October 19, 2017

Knight Institute Senior Staff Attorney Alex Abdo joined legal experts at the New York City Bar Association to discuss issues relating to the First Amendment and hate speech. The topics included the scope and limits of First Amendment protection for, and legal capacity to regulate or restrict, certain types of speech or assembly; the carrying of firearms or other acts of intimidation in public assemblies; and expressions of hate speech via the internet. The program covered the current state of the law and how recent developments may lead some to call for change. 

Panel:
Alex Abdo, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
Daniel J. Kornstein, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair & Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School

Moderator: Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School