Citizens United: Freedom of the Press or Freedom of 'the Pressers'?
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The First Amendment protects "freedom of Speech" and "freedom of the
press." But who can exercise those freedoms? "Speech" seems to be an
act, but "Press" could be an entity. Is there a distinction between
speech and speakers? Between printing and "The press?" Citizens United
should have brought these questions into focus, but generally has not.
Judge Boggs will explore what Citizens United tells us about freedom,
and what the opposition to it tell us about efforts to license or
suppress press and speech.
6:10 PM Thursday, February 17, Room 128.