By Justin Silverman

Justice Alito

Suffolk University Law School will host its 5th annual Masterman Institute on March 6, featuring a discussion on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his approach to the First Amendment. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending must RSVP. More information can be found here (.pdf).

According to event organizers,

“Justice Samuel Alito is now in his seventh year on the Supreme Court. He has participated in approximately twenty decisions involving the meaning and application of the First Amendment’s guarantee of ‘the freedom of speech.’ These decisions have involved such matters as campaign finance regulation, hate speech, government speech, offensive ideas and images, student speech, and speech that benefits terrorists. How, if at all, is his First Amendment jurisprudence similar to, or different from, his fellow Justices? What, in short, does the First Amendment mean to Justice Alito, and what does this tell us more generally about his overall approach to constitutional interpretation?”

To answer those questions, will be the following:

The discussion will be moderated by Suffolk Law’s Jessica Silbey, and will be followed by a networking reception.