The Legal Response to Hate Speech: Should the U.S. be more like Europe?

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Date: Friday Oct-26, 2012   
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Armstrong Hall - 105, Armstrong Hall - Great Hall, Armstrong Hall - Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda Main, Armstrong Hall - Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda East, Armstrong Hall - Steptoe & Johnson Rotunda West
Contact Info: Emoline Fox (Ph: 480/965-3365)

Complete Description:
Democracies differ significantly when addressing the constitutionality of laws regulating hate speech. This event brings together Jeremy Waldron
University Professor, NYU School of Law, and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory
All Souls College, Oxford University and James Weinstein, Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU; two internationally recognized experts on the law and philosophy of free speech to ask the question, “Should the U.S. be more like Europe in its legal response to hate speech?” This issue is of special relevance at ASU because, as with other American universities, campus free speech areas are frequently the site for the expression of disturbing viewpoints, including opinions that many feel constitute hate speech.

The event corresponds with the recent publication of Professor Waldron’s book "The Harm of Hate Speech" (Harvard University Press), which is based on the Holmes Lectures he presented at Harvard Law School. There will be a reception and book signing with Professors Waldron following the event from 1:30 - 2:00pm.

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Parking is available in the Rural Road parking Structure (located at the corner of Rural Road and Terrace Rd). Please indicate to the attendant that you are part of the "Hate Speech" event at the law school.

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