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ACS and ACLU Present: Rachel Levinson on Academic Freedom and the First Amendment Since Garcetti v. Ceballos

Date: 
04.20.2011
Location: 
Room III

Is academic freedom protected by the First Amendment? Should it be? What are the cases telling us, and why do they suggest that any smart (public-sector) faculty member should refuse to serve on faculty committees and take any criticism of their university straight to the press?

Criminal Law Society presents "Innocent on Death Row" co-spsonsored by the ACLU, Human Rights Law Society, National Lawyers Guild, and Witness to Innocence

Date: 
11.04.2010
Location: 
Law School Room III

Randy Steidl was an average, hard-working guy from a small farming community in southern Illinois. When questioned about the 1986 murders of newlyweds Dyke and Karen Rhoads, Randy assumed the police were questioning many people in the area. He did not know either of the victims but cooperated with the police and gave a corroborated alibi for the night of the murders. It was a sho

Panel on Academic Freedom feat. Richard Shweder and Adam Kissel

Richard Shweder is William Claude Reavis Distinguished Service Professor of Human Development at the University of Chicago. Adam Kissel, is Director, Individual Rights Defense Program at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.


64:36 minutes (59.14 MB)

ACLU and IPLS present "Patent This!" with Chris Hansen, lead ACLU attorney in litigation over the patentability of breast cancer genes

Date: 
04.29.2010
Location: 
Room III

Should private actors be able to obtain patents on specific genes linked to breast cancer?  The ACLU's Chris Hansen discusses his recent victory as lead attorney in the case, Assoc. for Molecular Pathology, et. al. v. US Patent and Trademark Office, et. al.

G. Stone, M. T. Henderson, & M. Redish, "Citizens United v Federal Election Commission: Campaign Finance & the First Amendment"

This debate was sponsored by ACS and the ACLU, and was recorded on 2/10/10. Geoffrey R. Stone is Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professorat the University of Chicago Law School.


58:32 minutes (53.59 MB)

Harvey Silverglate, "Three Felonies a Day"

Harvey Silverglate is of counsel to the Boston law firm of Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan LLP, and is a practicing lawyer who specializes in criminal defense, civil liberties, and academic freedom/student rights law.


53:01 minutes (48.54 MB)

Vic Walczak: "Stay Out: Hazleton at Trial and on Appeal"

Lozano v. Hazleton is the first legal challenge to a local anti-illegal-immigrant ordinance.  The ordinance was struck down by a federal district court in 2007, and the case is currently on appeal in the Third Circuit.  


56:35 minutes (51.8 MB)

Richard Posner and Geoffrey Stone: "Presidential Power in an Age of Terror: A Debate on NSA Wiretapping"

Richard Posner is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Geoffrey Stone is Harry Kalven, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.


68:53 minutes (63.06 MB)
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