Freedom of Speech: The Constitution in Conflict
Community Night with the Library

Michelle Welch

Freedom of speech has often been viewed as our most precious right, the right to think and speak without government censorship.  The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech or of the press…”  But freedom of speech has never been interpreted by the Supreme Court to be as absolute as those words appear.  What are the limits?  What happens when free speech conflicts with other constitutional rights?

Join Michelle Welsh, Professor of Constitutional Law and Employment Law at the Monterey College of Law, and a 40-year member of American Civil Liberties Union for this fascinating talk.

January 8, 2020
7pm / Carpenter Hall, Sunset Center, Carmel