The current Administration has been criticized for using executive orders and administrative actions to dismantle regulatory regimes without apparent regard for existing law or established fact, and doing so in ways that dodge the checks and balances of congressional and judicial oversight. This panel will assess how constitutional structures and historic practices intended to promote Executive Branch accountability are performing in an era of expansive executive power, fake news, and the Trump management style.
This conference is made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund and Legal Clinics Fund.
COMMERCIAL SPEECH POST-NIFLA
From Yale Law School’s Abrams Institute for Freedom of Speech
COMMERCIAL SPEECH AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT
June 3, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
New York, NY
The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression holds its seventh annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC) at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut on April 26 & 27, 2019.
Official Secrets and Oversight in the European Union
Does the governance of secrecy in the European Union impede its fundamental principles of democracy and fundamental rights? Based on her recent book, Dr Vigjilenca Abazi explains the shifts in institutional practice of oversight in the European Union that disproportionately favour secrecy creating serious limitations to open democratic deliberations and access to justice. Professor David Pozen (Columbia Law School), a leading scholar on government secrecy will discuss the book adding U.S. perspectives.
Unmasking “Dark Money”— The Tangled Relationship between Compelled Donor Disclosure, Anonymous Speech, and the Reporters’ Privilege
This event will explore the potential implications for journalists and their confidential sources of ongoing efforts to compel the disclosure of sources of so-called “dark money” in candidate and issue campaigns. Is the push to unmask dark money a threat to anonymous speech in other contexts, and how might the legal standards developed in that context impact the relationships between reporters and their confidential sources?
A question and answer session for both journalists and lawyers will follow a discussion of the issues among:
On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Knight Institute and the Information Society Project at Yale Law School will host the second event in a series examining the role that the First Amendment should play in assessing the lawfulness of government surveillance. The panel, co-sponsored by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School, asks: Does surveillance chill speech and dissent? How so? And can we measure the chilling effect?
Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic's Access & Accountability 2018: A Conference for Transparency Advocates
Friday, October 12
8:00 Registration and Breakfast Room 122
9:00 Welcome & Introduction Room 120
9:15 Journalism Under Fire Room 120
Please join us for an in-depth discussion on right of publicity. Register here: https://commspeechrop.eventbrite.com
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The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression announces the sixth annual Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference (FESC). The conference will be held at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut from April 28–29, 2018. This is an invitation only event. At FESC, scholars and practitioners discuss works-in-progress on the freedoms of speech, expression, press, association, petition, and assembly as well as on related issues of knowledge and information policy. FESC has become a fixture on the calendar of leading First Amendment thinkers and scholars nationwide.