• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Michael McConnell: Universities & the First Amendment
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    Michael McConnell: Universities & the First Amendment

    Traditionally, we’ve understood colleges and universities, uh, as being, uh, where ideas are hashed out on their merits, but alas, that is not what colleges and universities look like, uh, today. The great danger from within to universities is the growing intolerance, uh, for, uh, difference of opinion along ideological lines. This is really a remarkable development, so different than it was, you know, 30 or 40 years ago. I sometimes joke to my students that, “Did you realize that there used to be a free speech movement, uh, on campuses like the University of California at Berkeley where the students are actually, uh, asking for more free speech?” Well,…