Gene Policinski, president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum Institute, will moderate a discussion on the State of the First Amendment, drawing on the Institute’s annual survey of the American public, with commentary from local journalist Robert Patrick, reporter on federal courts and federal law enforcement for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and U.S. Magistrate Judge and former journalist Noelle C. Collins. Also taking part in the discussion will be heroes of the First Amendment Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy (Kuhlmeier) Frey. Tinker’s landmark case, Tinker v. Des Moines, 1969, was decided 50 years ago this year. Frey’s case, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, 1988, still resonates today and is part of the inspiration for 2019 being declared the “Year of the Student Journalist” and for the advancement of “New Voices” laws protecting student journalists around the country.
Wed Nov 6
- 11:30 - Registration, networking, lunch (included)
- 11:50-12:00 - Opening Remarks, Chief Judge Rodney W. Sippel
- 12:00-12:50 - Seminar (1.0 MO MCLE Hours)
Brought to you by the U.S. District Court
Free CLE, lunch is provided, registration is required and space is limited.
Registration is through BAMSL's website
Mary Beth Tinker
Cathy (Kuhlemeier) Frey
U.S. Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins.
Questions? Contact Rachel Marshall (314)244-2410