So to Speak podcast: Eugene Volokh and new frontiers in the First Amendment

May 18, 2017

Where are the new frontiers in First Amendment law? Where do scholars and the courts see the potential for expanding First Amendment protections in the future? What technological developments pose challenges to existing First Amendment protections?

Our guest on today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast will help us answer those questions.

Professor Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA and the founder of the popular legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy. Before receiving his law degree and clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court, he graduated from UCLA at age 15 with a degree in math-computer science and worked as a computer programmer for 12 years.

Professor Volokh is widely regarded as a foremost scholar on the First Amendment, and his textbook, “The First Amendment and Related Statutes,” is used in law schools across the country. On today’s show, we explore topics relating to virtual reality and augmented reality, occupational speech and the case of Mats Järlström, prediction markets, and Packingham v. North Carolina, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court dealing with registered sex offenders’ access to social media.

Also in this show: Professor Volokh shares what First Amendment issue he is particularly interested in at the moment.

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