UW-Stevens Point faculty expert discusses First Amendment, hate speech

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution ensures citizens' freedom of speech, but do these freedoms extend to forms considered hate speech? That question and more will be explored in a talk held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Monday, Sept. 18.

Political Science Professor John Blakeman will discuss this topical issue from 4-5 p.m. in Room 227 of the Collins Classroom Center, 1801 Fourth Ave. It is open to the public free of charge. Campus visitors may park in Lots E and Y.

Blakeman's research focuses on constitutional law, religion and politics, and federalism. Chair of the Department of Political Science, Blakeman is the author of "The Bible in the Park: Federal District Courts, Religious speech and the Public Forum."

For more information visit www.uwsp.edu/cols.

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