CLE: U.S. Supreme Court & the First Amendment

Thursday, June 2, 2011

First Amendment highlights of the October 2011 term (one hour)

  • Snyder v. Phelps (funeral-protest decision)
  • Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Marketing Association (violent video-game case)
  • Arizona Christian Tuition v. Winn (establishment clause – standing)
  • Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan (is voting free speech?)

Preview of October 2012 term (.5 hours)

  • Golan v. Holder (copyright and the First Amendment)
  • Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC (ministerial exception)

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.: free-speech assessment after five years (.5 hour)
Leading decisions:

  • Campaign finance
  • Animal-cruelty videos
  • Public-employee speech

David L. Hudson Jr. is a First Amendment scholar at the First Amendment Center. He teaches First Amendment classes at Vanderbilt Law School and the Nashville School of Law.


Fee: $80
Register on or before June 21, 2011, to guarantee receiving downloadable materials before the program.

Cancellation deadline: June 23, 2011. No refunds or credits will be issued for “no shows” or cancellations received after June 23; however, a substitute may attend for a registered participant.

To register by mail or e-mail: Please send your name, BPR, company/firm, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and seminar fee (if paying by check) to the address below:

Tiffany Villager
First Amendment Center
1207 18th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212


To register by telephone: Please leave the above information at 615/727-1341.

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Program information

Check-in: 8:30 a.m.

Seminar: 9–11 a.m.

Credit hours: 2.0 CLE-general

First Amendment Center
in the John Seigenthaler Center
1207 18th Ave. S. (corner of Edgehill Ave.)
Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: 615/727-1600
Fax: 615/727-1319

Parking: Parking is available on the main level of the Seigenthaler Center parking garage (on 18th Ave. S. directly across from the main entrance of the Seigenthaler Center).


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