September 3, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Pacific Time

ACS San Diego: Weaponizing the First Amendment

The rights bestowed to us within the Constitution face a grave danger. The Free Speech Clause is being used by corporate and right wing interests to undermine progressive efforts in areas such as Campaign Finance Reform (Citizens United), Reproductive Rights (NIFLA v. Becerra), Consumer Protection (Sorrell v. IMS Health) and Labor (Janus).


Join the ACS San Diego, Austin, Bay Area, Columbus, Connecticut, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Michigan, Northeast Ohio, Oregon, and Tampa Lawyer Chapters for a panel discussion to better understand the misuses of the First Amendment in these areas. 

This event will feature:

Larry Alexander, Professor, University of San Diego School of Law

Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Berkeley School of Law; Member, ACS Board of Academic Advisors; Member, ACS Board of Directors

Ruben Garcia, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Workplace Law Program, and ACS Faculty Advisor, University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law; Member, ACS Board of Academic Advisors; Member, ACS Board of Directors 

Ted Mermin, Lecturer and Interim Executive Director for the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice, University of California Berkeley School of Law


Johanna Schiavoni, Appellate Attorney, California Appellate Law Group LLP; President, San Diego County Bar Association; Member, San Diego Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors

The American Constitution Society is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider. This event has been approved for 1 hour of California MCLE credit. 

For CLE documentation, click here.

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