Hate Speech and The First Amendment: A Short Course for Concerned Citizens (Sessions 2-4)
Fridays, September 11th, 18th, and 25th, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET
Join award-winning professor of constitutional law John E. Finn for this timely seminar. In four lively and interactive sessions, we’ll explore what the First Amendment does—and does not—say about the place of hate speech in American political culture.
John E. Finn is Professor of Government Emeritus at Wesleyan University, where he taught for thirty years. Finn currently resides in Corea, Maine. Finn holds a Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, a B.A. in political science from Nasson College, and a degree in culinary arts from the French Culinary Institute. Spain, Italy, Canada, England, and France.
Finn is the author of four highly regarded books on the American Constitution: Fracturing the Founding: How the Alt-Right Corrupts the Constitution (2019), Peopling the Constitution (2014), American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes 4th ed. (coauthor, West Academic Publishing, 2018), and Constitutions in Crisis: Political Violence and the Rule of Law (1991). Finn’s writing also extends to food, recipes, and politics. He is the author of The Perfect Omelet (2017), and several essays and articles on food and culture.