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James Madison and “Grand Theft Auto”: Free Speech in the Twenty-First Century

Rapidly changing technology and world events have raised complex questions never contemplated by the founding fathers about the role of free speech in American society. Should children be allowed to play violent video games? What is the “community standard” on the World Wide Web? Is it child pornography when the image is not of an actual child but one virtually created? Should free speech be limited to fight the war on terror? This course will examine how US courts have answered these questions, and class members will be asked to offer their opinions as to whether the Courts got it right.

Instructor Bio:

Josh Wheeler is the director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. He also serves as adjunct member of the faculty at the UVA School of Law. He received a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MA from Hollins College, and a JD from UVA. He is a member of the California, DC, and Virginia bars and is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A01 J. Wheeler Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20 Mo 10:00-11:30 a.m. Senior Center A

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