Through three panels, explores different perspectives on the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1964 Sullivan decision, the complicated relationship between the court and the First Amendment’s freedom of the press clause, and the future of the press clause in light of changes in media and technology.

Justice John Paul Stevens gives a keynote address and David G. Savage, U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, provides a luncheon presentation.


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Wednesday, November 6th
9:00 AM

The Supreme Court and the Press Clause: A Complicated Relationship

RonNell Anderson Jones, Brigham Young University Law School
Sonja R. West, University of Georgia School of Law
William Lee, University of Georgia College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Dean Rusk Hall

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:40 AM

Perspectives on Sullivan: the Justices, the Parties, and the Public

Amy Gajda, Tulane University of Louisiana School of Law
Paul Horwitz, University of Alabama School of Law
Amy Sanders, University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Dean Rusk Hall

10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

12:30 PM

Lunch & Learn with David Savage of the L.A. Times

David Savage, Los Angeles Times

Larry Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

1:30 PM

Keynote Address "Orginalism and History"

John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court

University of Georgia Chapel

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens refuted "originalism" in judicial decision-making.

2:45 PM

The Future of the Press Clause: New Media in a New World

Rodney A. Smolla, Duke University School of Law
Lili Levi, University of Miami School of Law
Lyrissa Lidsky, University of Florida College of Law

Dean Rusk Hall

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM