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Weinstein participates in USD law, philosophy conference


November 19, 2010

James Weinstein, the Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, participated in a conference, “Freedom of Association,” on Nov. 19 and 20 at the Institute for Law and Philosophy at the University of San Diego.

The purpose of the conference is to reflect on and discuss the meaning, scope and constitutional and theoretical underpinnings regarding freedom of association. Questions include: How, if at all, is freedom of association connected to the constitutional text? Is it a unified right, or a label for a variety of different rights, or is it perhaps superfluous because it is fully reducible into other, more securely grounded rights? How should conflicts between freedom of association and other rights and interests be resolved?

Weinstein is a Faculty Fellow in the Center of Law, Science & Innovation, and an Associate Fellow in the Centre for Public Law at the University of Cambridge. His areas of academic interest are Constitutional Law, especially Free Speech, as well as Jurisprudence, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure and Legal History. Weinstein is co-editor of Extreme Speech and Democracy, and has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and other constitutional rights, hate crimes, and campus speech codes. He also has written several articles on the history of personal jurisdiction and its implication for modern doctrine. 

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
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