This fall I'm teaching a seminar, First Amendment "Good Reads," at OLLI@Berkeley. The students will read seminal free speech opinions, getting what the Supreme Court thinks and decides "from the horse's mouth."
Today I gave an interview on WCCO radio, the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis. The subject was the recent report by Reporters without Borders on world press freedom. The report demoted the U.S. ranking from 33d to 46th. Sobering. Largely due to recent U.S. government attempts to contain and punish leaks and leakers (convicting Bradley Manning, charging Edward Snowden, subpoenaing reporters like James Risen
Fifty years after the Free Speech Movement was born, and close to its birthplace, I'm teaching Freedom of Speech and the Press at UCBerkeley. Classes have begun. This year I'm making a (quixotic?) attempt to help the students write better -- five papers this semester.
I gave an interview in the Harvard Law & Policy Review. Here's the link:
I'm teaching a new course at OLLI at Berkeley this fall. It's "Free Speech in the 21st Century." The class meets on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 at Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley. Here are links to the course description, a brief YouTube presentation I made about the course, and a link to OLLI registration. Course page: http://olli.berkeley.edu/courses/2013_2014/1-Fall/Turner-Fall2013.html
Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNbex4xxOQk
This fall I'm teaching a new course at the Fromm Institute at the University of San Francisco. It's called From the Horse's Mouth: First Amendment Good Reads. The students are reading the key First Amendment opinions and so getting what the judicial authors say "from the horse's mouth," not filtered through some textbook or lecturer. It's an experiment, but as Holmes said in Abrams, "all life is an experiment."
My lectures this Spring are on YouTube and UC Berkeley's Webcasts as well as iTunesU (audio only). Here's the link to the Webcast of the Citizens United lecture: http://webcast.berkeley.edu/playlist#c,s,All,-XXv-cvA_iDjfIrqf58s-BzpBoBXaaEN
Today I gave a talk to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, including some of the most prominent lawyers in the state. My talk was on Getting Judges to Do the Right Thing. I followed on the program California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.
List of Appearances