Photo courtesy of New York City Bar Association

The New York City Bar Association hosted panel discussion “The First Amendment: From Skokie to Charlottesville & Beyond” on Oct. 17. Experts discussed legal issues relating to the First Amendment and hate speech, the current state of the law and how recent developments may lead to change.

From left are: John S. Kiernan, partner at Debevoise & Plimpton and president of the City Bar Association who also gave the opening remarks; Alex Abdo, senior staff attorney at Knight First Amendment Institute; Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the event’s moderator; Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School; Daniel J. Kornstein of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady; Floyd Abrams, senior counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel; and Carmelyn P. Malalis, Chair & Commissioner of the NYC Commission on Human Rights.