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Fri, Feb 05


Zoom ID: 732 521 2020

Scholar Exchange: The First Amendment

Join the National Constitution Center as scholars present the historical context and cases involving free speech & press.

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Scholar Exchange: The First Amendment
Scholar Exchange: The First Amendment

Time & Location

Feb 05, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Zoom ID: 732 521 2020

About the event

Part lecture and part lively conversation, Scholar Exchange presents the opportunity to learn about constitutional issues, while interacting with a constitutional expert, historian, or federal judge. In this session, learn about the historical context and the drafting of the First Amendment—focusing especially on the factors motivating America’s founding generation.

Various types of speech are addressed, including symbolic speech, hate speech, and political speech and when sppech can be restricted. Learn about areas of consensus among scholars, judges, and citizens; the strongest constitutional arguments on each side of contested issues; and U.S. Supreme Court cases that have addressed free speech rights.

Program presented by the National Constitutional Center.

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