Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 12 (2024)

Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference 2024

Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference XII  April 26 – 27, 2024
Friday, April 26th

8:00 – 8:45 AM: Registration- Room 122 /Breakfast- Dining Hall

8:45 – 9:00 AM: Introduction 

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Breakout Session 1

SLB 121                            

Author: Jorge Gaxiola 

Actual Malice, Truth, and the Social Dimension of Reputation

Discussant: Daniel Rauch

SLB 128            

Author: Pinchas Huberman

Why the Coverage of Content Neutrality is Not Content-Neutral

Discussant: Joseph Blocher

SLB 129            

Author: Matthew L. Schafer   

An Originalist Case for the Reporter’s Privilege

Discussant: Alan K. Chen 


10:00 – 10:15 AM: Break Room 122

10:15 – 11:15 AM: Breakout Session 2

SLB 121

Author: Brian Soucek  

Tax Law as Muse

Discussant: Gregory Day

SLB 128 

Author: Sarah C. Haan 

The First Amendment in the Capital Market: The Value of Securities Disclosure 

Discussant: Marshall Van Alstyne

SLB 129 

Author: Enrique Armijo 

Counter Lies

Discussant: James Weinstein


11:15 – 11:30 AM: Break Room 122

11:30 – 12:30 PM: Breakout Session 3

SLB 121 

Author: Ruben Garcia-Higuera

Positive Obligations on Freedom of Expression and the Right to Receive Plural, Impartial, and Balanced Information: A European Conundrum 

Discussant: Artur Pericles

SLB 128 

Author: Matthew Conaty 

Preferred or Prioritized: Section 706(a) of the Communications Act of 1934 and Presidential Power

Discussant: George Wang

SLB 129 

Author: Ashutosh Bhagwat 

Killing the Messenger: The Dangerous War on Social Media

Discussant: Akriti Gaur 


12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch (Sterling Law Building Dining Hall)

1:30 – 3:00 PM: Plenary 1 

SLB 129            

Claudia E. Haupt          The Future of Professional Advice: Generative AI and Beyond

Peter N. Salib               AI Speech and AI Safety

Rebecca Aviel               From Gods to Google 

Discussant: Chinmayi Arun


3:00 – 3:15 PM: Break

3:15 – 4:15 PM: Breakout Session 4

SLB 128 

Author: Gregory Day 

Competition for Misinformation and Truth

Discussant: Pinchas Huberman

SLB 129 

Authors: Aaron D. Nichols, Nina Mazar, & Marshall Van Alstyne 

Truth is Warranted: The Role of Self-Certification in Information Markets

Discussant: Sarah C. Haan


4:15 – 4:30 PM: Break Room 122

4:30 – 5:30 PM: Breakout Session 5

SLB 121            

Authors: Tania Chatterjee, Agan Gupta, & Pradip Thomas    

To Let Content Be or Not Be: Understanding Decision Making Process of Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms in India        

Discussant: Mehtab Khan

SLB 128            

Author: Inyoung Cheong         

Mind Meld or Mental Manipulation? LLMs and the Fight for Cognitive Liberty

Discussant: Mason Marks

SLB 129            

Authors: Jonathon Penney, Danielle Citron, & Alexis Shore  

The Chilling Effects of Dobbs  

Discussant: Priscilla Smith 


Saturday, April 27th

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration- Room 122 /Breakfast – Dining Hall

9:00 – 10:00 AM: Breakout Session 6

SLB 128 

Author: Heidi Kitrosser 

The Government Speech Doctrine Goes to School

Discussant: Helen Norton

SLB 129 

Author: Amanda Shanor  

Reconstruction and the Making of the First Amendment

Discussant: Alexander Tsesis


10:00 – 10:15 AM: Break room 122

10:15 – 11:15 AM: Breakout Session 7

SLB 121 

Authors: Anabelle Torek & Arianna Aboulafia 

Obscene and Not Heard: The Case for a Radical Rethinking of Obscenity Law and the Rhetoric of Disgust

Discussant: Erin C. Carroll

SLB 128 

Author: Alan K. Chen 

The Long Shadow of Food Lion

Discussant: Christina Koningisor

SLB 129 

Authors: Nafees Syed & Kamel El Hilali 

FISA §702, Unminimized Data and the First Amendment 

Discussant: Heidi Kitrosser


11:15 – 11:30 AM: Break

11:30 – 12:30 PM: Breakout Session 8

SLB 121 

Author: Sheila Lalwani 

A Historical View of Media in Exile: A Case Study of Exiled Media During the Third Reich

Discussant: Michael McGovern

SLB 128 

Author: David S. Han 

Free Speech and Public Self-Definition

Discussant: Enrique Armijo

SLB 129 

Author: Simon Sun  

Internet Intermediary Liability in the Age of Algorithms 

Discussant: Daphne Keller


12:30 – 2:00 PM: Lunch & Plenary 2

SLB 129 

Robert C. Post; Public Accommodations and the First Amendment: 303 Creative and “Pure Speech” 

Evelyn Douek & Genevieve Lakier; The First Amendment Problem of Stalking: Counterman, Stevens, and the Limits of History and Tradition

Erin Miller; Speech Facilitators

 Discussant:  Jacob M. Schriner-Briggs