Jeffrey Pyle, Censorship 2013: How suppression of speech survives, despite the triumph of the First Amendment.

A hundred years ago, the government routinely prosecuted anti-war pamphleteering, and books were often "banned in Boston" on moral grounds.


Jeffrey Pyle, a First Amendment lawyer at Prince Lobel Tye LLP in Boston, will discuss the ways in which censorship and its equivalents continue to survive in the United States, despite the formal triumph of free speech doctrine over such overt forms of repression.  Pyle will address, among other examples, emerging threats to investigative journalism, the prosecution of whistleblowers, and the silencing of public school teachers and students.

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge
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