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The First Amendment and the Government 2016

Product ID: CA2388D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Navigate the possibilities and pitfalls of First Amendment cases in today’s politically-charged world by attending The First Amendment and the Government. From panhandlers and public property to strip clubs and government employee speech, examine how local governments are working to find a balance between rights and regulations.

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Navigate the possibilities and pitfalls of First Amendment cases in today’s politically-charged world by attending The First Amendment and the Government. From panhandlers and public property to strip clubs and government employee speech, examine how local governments are working to find a balance between rights and regulations.

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Linda U. Burke
Retired Deputy City Attorney
Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office
Milwaukee

Faculty

David R. Friedman
Friedman Law Firm
Madison

Lara M. Mainella

Assistant City Attorney
Madison

Michael P. May
City Attorney
Madison

Joseph A. Ranney
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
Marquette Law School
Madison

Adam B. Stephens
Deputy City Attorney
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : On the Bum: The Shadowy History of American Vagrancy and Begging Laws

  • The rights of vagrants, beggars, and panhandlers vs. the need to regulate their behavior in the public interest throughout history
  • Lessons for lawyers and officials responsible for enforcing today’s vagrancy and panhandling laws

Joseph A. Ranney

9:20 a.m. : Speech and Expression on Public Property

  • Determining the nature of the forum and allowable time, place, and manner restrictions
  • Issues in Act 10 demonstrations and Occupy Madison
  • What is content neutral after Reed?

Lara M. Mainella, Michael P. May

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Strip Clubs and the First Amendment: The Principles and Perils of Regulating Erotic Dance Establishments

  • Erotic dance as a protected form of expression vs. public health and safety concerns
  • Typical licensing, zoning, and police power regulations facing challenge from potential civil rights litigation

Adam B. Stephens

11:15 a.m. : What Does “Free Speech” Mean for a Government Employee?

  • “Free speech” for governmental employees – speech that isn’t free
  • Employer restrictions on content or consequences of employee speech

David R. Friedman

12:35 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Explore whether vagrants and beggars can be regulated without violating their personal rights
  • Examine restrictions of free speech on public property
  • Evaluate the challenges of regulating adult businesses
  • Learn what “free speech” really means for government employees
  • Government lawyers
  • Civil rights lawyers
  • Public officials
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