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Virtual Professional Development Program for Educators

Student Free Speech and the Supreme Court

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Emily Gold Waldman
Emily Gold Waldman

Professor of Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University

Stephen Wermiel
Stephen Wermiel

Professor of Practice of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Thomas A. Berry
Thomas A. Berry

Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Managing Editor, Cato Supreme Court Review

Vera Eidelman
Vera Eidelman

Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project

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Does the First Amendment prohibit public school officials from regulating off‐​campus student speech? That’s the question before the Supreme Court in the case Mahanoy Area School District v. B. L. Join the Cato Institute’s Sphere Education Initiatives and iCivics as we bring together a panel of leading legal scholars to discuss this pending case before the Supreme Court, the legal precedent informing the decision, and the potential impact on students and educators.

Our panel will feature Thomas Berry, research fellow of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, Vera Eidelman, staff attorney at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and Emily Gold Waldman, professor of law at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Moderating the panel will be Stephen Wermiel, professor of practice of law at American University’s Washington College of Law.

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STUDENT FREE SPEECH AND THE SUPREME COURT

A conversation with Thomas Berry, Vera Eidelman, and Emily Gold Waldman

Moderated by Stephen Wermiel

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Q&A with the panelists