On December 10 at 6:30 PM, the New York City Bar will present a panel discussion, “The First Amendment in an Age of Terror”.

The U.S. government’s aggressive efforts in recent years to prosecute those who disclose classified information has sparked the debate over whether the government is properly protecting information that is critical to our national security or is chilling the First Amendment’s ability to promote the free exchange of ideas and serve as a check on government wrongdoing.

This program will debate issues relating to leaks and whistleblowers, government surveillance, and the role of the press within the context of the continuing struggle against terrorism.


Floyd Abrams Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Janine Gibson U.S. Editor, The Guardian

Jameel Jaffer Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union

Hon. Robert D. Sack U.S. Court Of Appeals For The Second Circuit


Jonathan Hafetz Associate Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law

The City Bar is located at 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY.

Registration is free here.

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