Professor Delgado Participates in Online First Amendment Roundtable, Responds to Louis Michael Seidman’s Essay on Free Speech

June 27, 2018

Professor Richard Delgado participated in an online roundtable discussion of a provocative new essay “Can Free Speech Be Progressive?” by Professor Louis Michael Seidman of Georgetown University Law Center. First Amendment Watch invited five leading First Amendment scholars to write commentaries on Seidman’s forthcoming essay, which will be published in a future issue of Columbia Law Review.

In his essay, Seidman raises intriguing questions about the First Amendment protections of speech and press today. While freedom of speech pushed progressive causes forward in the second half of the 20th century—it protected civil rights demonstrators, shielded artists from suppression, and protected antiwar protestors—it may be less aligned with progressive goals now.

For more, read “First Amendment Watch Roundtable: Richard Delgado Responds to Louis Michael Seidman.