Can Government Compel Speech by Designating it as its Own? (Part 2)

FRI, NOV 19, 2010 (32:31)

The 2010-2011 Case Western Reserve University Law Review Symposium addresses limits on government speech and the government’s ability to claim speech as its own in both restricting and compelling speech. Panel three examines the extent to which the government can compel speech by denominating the speech as its own. This is the third panel for Case Western Reserve University’s conference, Government’s Ability to Compel and Restrict Speech.

+ BIO: Raymond S. R. Ku, J.D.

Raymond Ku is Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Co-Director of Case’s Center for Law, Technology and the Art. He received his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law where he was a Leonard Boudin First Amendment Fellow in the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, and his A.B. with Honors from Brown University where he was the recipient of the Philo Sherman Bennet Prize for the best political science thesis discussing the principles of free government. Professor Ku clerked for the Honorable Timothy K. Lewis, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then practiced constitutional, intellectual property, and antitrust law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, and First Amendment/media and intellectual property law with Levine Pierson Sullivan & Koch, L.L.P., both in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Cornell Law School, Seton Hall University School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law. An internationally recognized scholar, Professor Ku writes on legal issues impacting individual liberty, creativity, and technology. His articles appear in the law reviews and journals of Berkeley, Chicago, Fordham, Georgetown, Minnesota, Stanford, Tulane, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin among others, and he is the lead author of the first casebook devoted exclusively to the study of cyberspace law . Professor Ku was the 2009 recipient of the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teacher Award, and voted Professor of the Year by the graduating class of 2009.

+ BIO: Abner Greene

Abner S. Greene has taught at Fordham Law School since 1994. He was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2002. He currently teaches First Amendment, Federal Courts, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law. New York University Press published his book Understanding the 2000 Election: A Guide to the Legal Battles that Decided the Presidency. Professor Greene has published widely on constitutional law, primarily the First Amendment, in the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Supreme Court Review, among other places. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale College and summa cum laude from Michigan Law School, and then clerked for Chief Judge Patricia M. Wald of the D.C. Circuit and Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.

+ BIO: Helen Norton

Helen Norton joined the Colorado Law faculty in 2007, after earlier serving as a visiting professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and as the E. George Rudolph Distinguished Visiting Chair at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Recognized with the 2008 and 2009 Excellence in Teaching Awards, her scholarly and teaching interests include constitutional law, civil rights, and employment discrimination law. She holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, where she served as Associate Editor of the California Law Review, and a B.A. from Stanford University, where she graduated with distinction. She served as leader of President-elect Obama’s transition team charged with reviewing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2008, and is frequently invited to testify before Congress on civil rights law and policy issues. Before entering academia, she served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she managed the Civil Rights Division’s Employment Litigation, Educational Opportunities, and Coordination and Review Sections, and as Director of Legal and Public Policy at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she practiced appellate litigation and engaged in administrative and legislative advocacy on a range of employment and civil rights matters.

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