March 20 Monday

Speech, Surveillance, and Secrecy under the Trump Administration

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 121
  • Open To The Public
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Description

During the campaign, Donald Trump said he would “open up” libel law so that newspapers could more easily be sued and called for the surveillance of mosques in the United States. As president-elect, he tweeted that those who burned the flag should lose their citizenship and be jailed. And after he took office, the White House barred specific news organizations from attending a press briefing. Please join us for a discussion with Jameel Jaffer and Dean Post about these and other developments, and what they mean for the future of the First Amendment under the Trump Administration.

Jameel Jaffer is founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and former Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU.

Robert Post is the Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law at Yale Law School where he teaches constitutional law, First Amendment, legal history, and equal protection.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

American Constitution Society
Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression