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Citizens United: Freedom of the Press or Freedom of 'the Pressers'?


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