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Summer Lecture Series:
Freedom of the Press

Thursday, August 1
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spaulding Auditorium
12 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH

$25 at the door or register here.

RonNell Anderson Jones, Andy Phillips, Richard TofelSpeaker: RonNell Andersen Jones
Professor of Law, University of Utah Quinney College of Law
Speaker: Andy Phillips
Partner and Litigator, Clare Locke law firm (DC)
Moderator: Richard Tofel
President of ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism organization in NYC

Freedom of the press has been regarded as an essential right in a democracy in which the government is accountable to the people. A free media can be a watchdog that reports government wrongdoing, and it can be free to promote different and sometimes radical opinions on issues. Recently, as the media have proliferated and we have entered the digital world, many of them have reported blatantly inaccurate and "fake news". Some dark websites have become a forum for bigots, spewing hate rhetoric and inciting unlawful violence. Should some limitations be imposed?

 

Summer Lecture Series:
Individual Privacy

Thursday, August 8
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spaulding Auditorium
12 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH

$25 at the door or register here.

Jennifer Daskal, Neil Richards, Peter TeachoutSpeaker: Jennifer Daskal
Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law (DC)
Speaker: Neil Richards
Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis Law School
Moderator: Peter Teachout
Professor of Law, Vermont Law School

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution restricts actions of the government to intrude into the privacy of its citizens, ensuring their security in their persons, houses, and property, and their protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Law enforcement officers in today's digital world, however, have found new ways to track individuals and get possible incriminating data without a warrant. Authorities and social media can pervasively use an individual's personal data to track that person's behavior and communications. Should limits be placed on these actions?

 

Summer Lecture Series:
Voting Rights

Thursday, August 15
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spaulding Auditorium
12 Lebanon Street
Hanover, NH

$25 at the door or register here.

Debo Adegbile, Bradley Smith, John GreabeSpeaker: Debo Adegbile
Partner, Wilmer Hale Law Firm
Speaker: Bradley Smith
Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
Moderator: John Greabe
Professor of Law, UNH Law School

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed all discriminatory voting practices that denied people the right to vote. But some states have enacted practices that can suppress voter rights – literacy tests, ID cards, residency requirements, purges of voter rolls, and gerrymandering. Are these suppressions legal? And, in 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations and special interest groups have a free speech right to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections. This can drown out other voices and diminish the ability of many voters to hear other views and thus make reasoned decisions.

 

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