September 15, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Constitution Day: Do Corporations Have Free Speech Rights? Sept. 17

Alan Meese

Alan Meese

Do corporations have free speech rights?

Professor Alan Meese discusses this issue in will deliver the Constitution Day lecture entitled “Do Corporations Have Free Speech Rights?” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17,  in the Scripps Hall Auditorium. The event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the George Washington Forum.

See related story: Constitution Day: U.S. Constitution and International Human Rights, Sept. 17.

Meese is Ball Professor of Law at the College of William and Mary. He did his undergraduate work at William and Mary, where he graduated first in his class, before attending the University of Chicago Law School. After law school, he clerked first for Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then for Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the faculty at William and Mary in 1995, he practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Washington, D.C.

Meese has published widely on antitrust, the economics of tort law, the jurisprudence of economic liberties, affirmative action, and whether corporate directors should be concerned about the welfare of non-shareholder constituencies.

More information, contact the Washington Forum. Dr. Robert G. Ingram, Associate Professor of History in the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences, is Director of the George Washington Forum.

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