Constitution Day: Does the First Amendment Still Matter?

Date(s) - 09/17/2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rotunda, UNC School of Law

Martin photoAs part of the University of North Carolina’s celebration of Constitution Day, Amanda Martin will tackle one of the most pressing questions facing our nation: “Does the First Amendment Still Matter?”  Weaving together economics and constitutional theory, Martin will explore the changing role of the First Amendment.  

Martin is a graduate of the UNC School of Law and a member of the Center for Media Law and Policy’s advisory board.  As a partner with Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, she serves as General Counsel to the NC Press Association, a membership organization of approximately 200 North Carolina newspapers, and NC Press Services. Martin routinely counsels reporters and editors about resisting subpoenas, avoiding libel suits, or gaining access to closed government meetings and records. Martin also handles trademark, copyright and other intellectual property matters as well as representing corporations in employment issues.

For the past several years, UNC School of Law has served as host of the campus-wide UNC-Chapel Hill Constitution Day celebration. Each year on September 17, pursuant to a 2004 federal statute, U.S. schools and colleges take time to celebrate and commemorate the day on which the Constitution of the United States was signed. Constitution Day presents an opportunity to reflect upon the deeper meanings of the Constitution and the hopes it embodies for the future of the country and the world.

The event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, please visit the UNC School of Law’s event page.

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