• Privacy & Freedom of the Press
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    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…

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    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…

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    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…

  • Articles

    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…

  • Articles

    Privacy & Freedom of the Press

    Welcome, all of you to Columbia Law School for the 2017 Federalist Society National Student Symposium. It is an honor, truly an honor, looking out at this room and seeing, wow, from what I can understand more than 600 people registered for this important convening, and it’s truly an honor for Columbia to be able to host it for the first time since 2006. So we welcome you all here, you are our honored guests. I’m particularly pleased to welcome our distinguished panelists this evening and presenters, especially members of the Federal Judiciary who are here and will be helping to moderate discussions over the next two days. And I…

  • Freedom of the press: The First Amendment protections (1975) – with Antonin Scalia | ARCHIVES
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    Freedom of the press: The First Amendment protections (1975) – with Antonin Scalia | ARCHIVES

    Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute For Public Policy Research presents “Public Policy Forums”, a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities, presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. The topic, “Freedom of the Press: The First Amendment Protections.” Should reporters be forced by the courts to reveal confidential sources of information? To what extent should the First Amendment protect the press from libel suits by private citizens? Now, here is Peter Hackes. Peter Hackes: In this bicentennial era as we reexamine some of the great principles on which this country is based, freedom of the press stands out as a cornerstone…

  • Banquet Dinner Keynote: Prof. Richard Epstein
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    Banquet Dinner Keynote: Prof. Richard Epstein

    (light playful music) Thanks very much, Gene, and it’s a pleasure to have you all in the Big Apple, and this has been a really great weekend. It’s been a year in the making. And what better way to cap it all off than with our banquet speaker, Professor Richard Epstein. Professor Epstein. (audience applause) After this weekend, I don’t think I need to really introduce Professor Epstein. He has been a constant presence both at the symposium, on social media, but really he’s been a constant presence in this organization, and for all of us in the conservative legal movement, I know as a 1L opening up, basically any…

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    Irina Manta: Privacy v. Freedom of the Press

    The topic of the panel was the conflict that we have to some extent between our desire as a society to protect privacy, uh, but also to have a free press. And so, one of key questions we were answering is whether we should have more regulations in the age of new sites, such as Gawker, and others. The concern, uh, that people have, uh, is that we are going to either allow for people’s privacy to be violated, and for certain details about their lives to be disclosed on the internet forever and that they can never get rid of, and can never repair. Or on the other hand,…

  • Do You Understand the First Amendment? Presented By Will Witt.
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    Do You Understand the First Amendment? Presented By Will Witt.

    Do you like being able to speak your mind freely or practice whatever religion you want? People in America take these rights for granted, but these rights only exist because of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peacefully [sic] to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. America is the most free and most prosperous country in the world. But why is America different and why should we…

  • Why the First Amendment is America in a nutshell | Monica Duffy Toft
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    Why the First Amendment is America in a nutshell | Monica Duffy Toft

    So I’ve been asked to choose an amendment that I think is important and valuable, and so I think: the First Amendment. And it’s not only because it’s the First Amendment, it’s what it says. And it says “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” And I think from the Constitution this sets up the rest of the Constitution about what it means to be an American citizen and the value of…