Constitution Day lunch forum Sept. 17

The Gephardt Institute for Public Service and the American Constitution Society at the School of Law will commemorate Constitution Day — the annual commemoration of the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the U.S. Constitution — with a panel discussion on “The First Amendment in the 21st Century.”

The event will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge.

Panelists are:

  • Denise Lieberman, JD, attorney and civil rights activist;
  • Neil Richards, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis; and
  • Mark Sableman, JD, attorney at Thompson Coburn, board member for the ACLU and author of More Speech, Not Less: Communications Law in the Information Age.

The panel discussion will focus on:

  • expression on the Internet;
  • recent court rulings on gay students participating in Christian student groups and the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy;
  • terrorism, security and privacy issues;
  • saggy pants laws; and
  • cursing and the FCC.

Registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 15, to Robin Hattori, assistant director at the Gephardt Institute, at Lunch will be provided to the first 35 registered attendees.

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