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First Amendment

Webinar on Meriwether Opinion

Does the First Amendment cover pronoun usage by university professors in the classroom?


On June 2, the Academic Freedom Alliance will be hosting a webinar panel discussion on the recent landmark 6th Circuit case on the First Amendment and academic freedom at state universities. Judge Amul Thapar's opinion in Meriwether v. Trustees of Shawnee State University broke new ground arguing that university classroom teaching enjoyed robust First Amendment protections, but the issues are not easy ones.

I will moderate the panel discussion, which will include Jeannie Suk Gersen of Harvard University Law School, Steve Sanders of Indiana University Law School, and Volokh co-blogger Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University Law School. Registration for the webinar can be found here.