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Weinstein to speak at Politeia meeting


James Weinstein
July 07, 2011

Law professor James Weinstein was the guest speaker at the July 7 meeting of Politeia, entitled “How Free Should Speech Be: Where Should the Law Stop?” Weinstein discussed free speech in the United Kingdom, the clarity of the law, and how it compares with freedom of speech in the United States.

Politeia is a London-based forum for social and economic thinking, aimed at encouraging reflection, discussion and debate about issues such as employment, taxes, health and pensions.

Weinstein is the Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at the College of Law, and he is an Associate Fellow at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Public Law. 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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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law