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The First Amendment
The Bonnie and Richard Reiss Lecture in Constitutional History and Law
Amy Adler, Nadine Strossen, Akhil Reed Amar (moderator)
Tue, February 5, 2019 | 6:30 pm | $38 (Members $24) | 35 and under $10


Join leading legal scholars for a talk on the First Amendment—uncovering why the basic Constitutional right has been subject to so much controversy and misunderstanding as well as the continued vital importance of free speech today.

Amy Adler is Emily Kempin Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School, served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991–2008 and is the author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. Akhil Reed Amar (moderator) is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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