The year was 1964.
Lyndon B. Johnson was President and the Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. The Cardinals defeated the Yankees in the World Series and Mary Poppins was in movie theaters. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.
And from the United States Supreme Court came one of the most significant First Amendment decisions of all time: New York Times v. Sullivan.
On March 24th in New York City and via live webcast, celebrate the landmark decision’s 50th birthday and hear from a faculty of leading practitioners, scholars, and experts on the case who will discuss both its legacy and its continuing impact on First Amendment jurisprudence today.
Click here for the complete agenda and faculty listing, and to register for the program or live webcast. Hear from some of the foremost First Amendment authorities in the country.
Featured speaker — Hear from Pulitzer Prize winner and Managing Editor of the New York Times, Dean Baquet
What did the Supreme Court accomplish in Sullivan and why?
How did the case transform our conception of the First Amendment?
How did Sullivan and its progeny revolutionize the litigation of defamation cases?
What is Sullivan’s ongoing relevance in a digital world?
To register by phone, please call PLI’s Customer Service Department at (800) 260-4754. Be sure to mention your Priority Code: PGF4-8AEM2 and Customer ID Number when registering: 333150.