Further Exploration

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SCOTUSblog entry on Elonis v. United States


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Event Schedule

12:30: Opening Remarks / Overview of the Case

  • Daniel Kryder, Brandeis University
  • Jeffrey Lenowitz, Brandeis University 

12:50: Roundtable: “Strategies of Brief Writing”

  • All conference participants

1:30: Break

1:45: The Petitioner: The Case for Allowing Free Expression

  • Erik Nielson, Assistant Professor, University of Richmond
  • Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
  • An Opposing View: Lauren Jones, Assistant Director, Legal Affairs, Anti-Defamation League

3:45: Break

4:00 - 6:00: The Respondent: The Case for Punishing Threats

  • Margaret Drew, Associate Professor, Director of Clinics and Experiential Learning, UMass School of Law
  • Joan S. Meier, Professor of Clinical Law, George Washington University Law School
  • An Opposing View: Gregg Leslie, Legal Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

6:10:  Reception (Location: Faculty Club Lounge)

7:00: Dinner (Location: Faculty Club Lounge)

  • Invited speakers and Supreme Court Colloquium Students