Book Discussion on Figures of Speech

In his book Figures of Speech, William Bennett Turner examines American’s relationship with the First Amendment through numerous… read more

In his book Figures of Speech, William Bennett Turner examines American’s relationship with the First Amendment through numerous court cases that have shaped the country’s current understandings of free speech. Mr. Turner, a former lawyer who has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, looks at the dichotomy between freedom of speech and popular values in cases that range from Jehovah’s Witnesses rights to proselytize to pornographer Larry Flynt’s obscenity charges. At this event he talked about Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks affair, which occurred too late to be included in the book. Mr. Turner showed numerous slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience.

“Wikileaks & the First Amendment” was a Public Affairs Endowed Lecture at The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at San Francisco University. close

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Book Discussion on Figures of Speech

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San Francisco, California, United States
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Jul 31, 2011
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Sep 11, 2011

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  • Jul 31, 2011 | 1:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 06, 2011 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 11, 2011 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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