The Uneasy Relationship between Free Speech and Violence

The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

From Marc Antony to Donald Trump

The uneasy relationship between free speech and violence

Date Thursday, October 28, 2021
Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1.5 Hours


Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

When Marc Antony addressed the Roman crowd following the assassination of Julius Caesar, he concluded: “Mischief, thou art

afoot. Take thou, what course thou wilt.” The Romans proceeded to riot. This program will examine such “mischief,” and explore
when freedom of speech shields speakers from responsibility for the violent acts of their listeners – and when it does not.


• What is the legal foundation of freedom of speech?
• When can speakers be held legally responsible for the violent acts of their listeners?
• How can a victim of speech-related violence overcome the First Amendment defense?
• Where will future threats to freedom of speech arise?

Event Code: G211626

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10/28/2021 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only CA


Thursday, 28 October 2021

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
10/28/2021 12:00 PM


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