Georgia Law Review symposium: The Press and the Constitution 50 Years After New York Times v. Sullivan

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Larry Walker Room and UGA Chapel

Georgia Law will welcome retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens as the keynote speaker for a daylong conference titled “The Press and the Constitution 50 Years after New York Times v. Sullivan.” Preregistration by Nov. 4 is requested. Participants who register for the conference may select to only attend the keynote discussion, if desired. CLE credits are available for attorneys.

Sponsored by the student-edited law journal the Georgia Law Review, the main portion of the conference will begin at 8 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Through three panel sessions, a group of scholars will explore different perspectives on the U.S. Supreme court’s 1964 Sullivan decision, the complicated relationship between the court and the First Amendment’s freedom of the press clause and the future of the press clause in light of changes in media and technology. Additionally, a luncheon presentation will be given by David G. Savage, U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

Stevens, who sat on the bench of the nation’s highest court from 1975 to 2010, will deliver the keynote address for the conference at 1:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel, where he will discuss “Originalism and History.” Backpacks will not be allowed into the Chapel during the keynote address.

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