FAN 194.2 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Watch & FAN co-host online roundtable on Seidman essay — “Can Free Speech Be Progressive?”
Free speech cannot be progressive. At least it can’t be progressive if we are talking about free speech in the American context, with all the historical, sociological, and philosophical baggage that comes with the modern, American free speech right. — Louis Michael Seidman
Over at First Amendment Watch (FAW) Professor Stephen Solomon has posted the introduction to an online roundtable discussion of Professor Louis Michael Seidman’s essay “Can Free Speech Be Progressive?,” which will be published in a forthcoming issue of Columbia Law Review.
FAW is partnering with First Amendment News to host and publicize the online rountable. Professor Solomon has written an introduction to the discussion along with a summary of the Seidman essay (there is also a link to the full essay). Future online exchanges are being considered — suggested topics are invited (send to: email@example.com).
Below is a list of the commentators whose replies will appear on the FAW website starting tomorrow:
Note — reader responses are invited and will be considered for posting. E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The comments selected will be posted on Friday, June 29 and thereafter.