Constitution Day: Democracy in the Age of Social Media: Civic Discourse, Ethics, and the First Amendment
Sponsored by Attorneys for Civic Education, the Idaho Law Foundation and the University of Idaho College of Law
Length: Approx. 1.5 hours
1.5 CLE credits, of which 0.5 is Ethics
Social media allows information and misinformation to spread at an unprecedented pace. This “new normal” has impacted confidence in news media, our American Constitutional institutions and civic discourse norms. Is social media a threat to democracy? Join a panel of inter-disciplinary experts for a stimulating discussion about how social media and misinformation are affecting our democracy and First Amendment jurisprudence, and how lawyers’ rules of ethics may address these concerns.
Join Attorneys for Civic Education in celebration of Constitution Day as they welcome distinguished attorneys, professors and journalists for an in-depth discussion on our Constitution and our First Amendment rights.
Debora Kristensen Grasham, Partner, Givens Pursley, LLP
Dr. Seth Ashley, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Boise State University
Professor Benjamin P. Cover, University of Idaho College of Law
Dr. Stelios Panageotou, Assistant Professor of Political Economy, College of Idaho
Betsy Z. Russell, Boise Bureau Chief, Idaho Press Tribune
What is Constitution Day?
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history, the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.
Attorneys For Civic Education (ACE) is a service project of the Idaho State Bar Government and Public Lawyers Section. More information on ACE and the programs that they support can be found on their website.