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Discover the Difference Between Protected and Unprotected Speech at FIRE’s Webinar!

By March 19, 2014

The second installment of FIRE’s spring webinar series is tomorrow, Thursday, March 20, from 3:00–3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Susan Kruth, program officer for FIRE’s Individual Rights Defense Program, will join Catherine Sevcenko, FIRE’s Litigation Coordinator, in hosting “Yelling FIRE in a Crowded Theater: What Is the Difference Between Protected and Unprotected Speech?

While FIRE defends free speech on campus, not all speech is protected by the First Amendment. But what kinds of expression really fall into unprotected categories like true threats and incitement to violence? Susan and Catherine will take a closer look at the cases that have shaped the boundaries of First Amendment law to show that—contrary to some popular misconceptions—it’s not as simple as prohibiting people from “shouting fire in a theater.”

Students, faculty, and FIRE supporters are welcome to join FIRE for this free, live webinar. Hear from and interact with us from your computer, iPad, or smartphone. Just register for the webinar and download the GoToWebinar app. Not only is the webinar free, but you will also receive a free pair of FIRE sunglasses for attending.

Register for this webinar today and learn about the differences between protected and unprotected speech!