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Understanding Virginia v. Black: First Amendment Perspectives on Hate Speech and Symbolic Expression

Content Partner:  Duke University School of Law
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In 2003, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Virginia statute banning cross burning and overturned the conviction of a Pennsylvania Klansman.  In a video documentary produced by Professor Thomas Metzloff of the Duke University School of Law, the protagonists of the case tell the story behind the Court's opinion.  They include Klansman Barry Black; his African American lawyer, David Baugh; and Dean Rodney Smolla of the University of Richmond Law School, who argued hte case before the Supreme Court.  The video explores the factual and legal underpinnings of the case, its path to the Supreme Court, and its effects on the people involved.  A brief aftermath video examines the broader impact of the Supreme Court's decision.  Following the documentary, Professor Stuart Benjamin of the Duke University School of Law comments on the significance of the case within the Court's First Amendment jurisprudence.  The program concludes with a brief aftermath video in which the protagonists reflect on the case's significance.

Practice Areas: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, First Amendment
Online Media Type: Video, Audio
Production Date: 04/14/2005
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Prof. Stuart Benjamin - Professor, Duke University School of Law
Prof. Thomas B. Metzloff - Professor, Duke University School of Law
Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky - Professor, Duke University School of Law
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