16 2020

Saving Free Speech... From Itself with author Thane Rosenbaum

12:00PM - 1:00PM  


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Virtual Event via Zoom. Presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, as a part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.


“Rosenbaum has accomplished what multitudes of professors long for and so rarely achieve: He has set the terms for public debate.”

- The New York Time Education column


In an era of political correctness, race-baiting, terrorist incitement, the shouting down of speakers, and ‘fake news,’ liberals and conservatives are up in arms both about speech and its excesses, and what the First Amendment means.  Speech has been weaponized. Our nation’s founders did not envision speech as a license to trample on the rights of others.  And the Supreme Court has decided cases where certain categories of speech are already prohibited without violating the Constitution. Saving Free Speech...From Itself helps us understand this important issue that is at the heart of our society and politics.


Thane Rosenbaum is an essayist, law professor, and author. His articles, reviews, and essays appear frequently in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Haaretz, Huffington Post, and Daily Beast, among other national publications. He serves as the Legal Analyst for CBS News Radio and as a Columnist for the Jewish News Syndicate--JNS.



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