First Amendment scholar David Hudson ’94 hosts DVD series

May 3, 2011

David Hudson ’94, a First Amendment expert at the First Amendment Center and a member of Vanderbilt’s adjunct law faculty, is the host of a new series of eight DVD programs that explore “The First Amendment in the 21st Century” (Ambrose Video Publishing).

The DVD series, aimed at high school and college students, explores decisions affecting guaranteed rights made by the Judicial Branch of the government.

Each of the eight programs addresses one or more important Supreme Court decisions dealing with First Amendment issues. Cases discussed include United States v. American Library Association, the internet filtering case; Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, the “gay scoutmaster” case; Garcetti v. Cabellos, the “whistleblower” case; Bartnicky v. Vopper, a case dealing with an illegal digital intercept; Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the campaign finance reform case; Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, which addressed school vouchers; Van Orden v. Perry and McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky, cases addressing display of the Ten Commandments; and U.S. v. Stevens, a dog-fighting case.

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