November 27, 2018

CUA Law Professor Mark Rienzi spoke on a panel entitled "Say What You Will?: Government Compelled Speech" at the Federalist Society National Convention on November 16, 2018. The Convention was held at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Say What You Will?: Government Compelled Speech

"When can the government require you to speak, or to host speech on your property, or to pay for speech you dislike? Three of the Court's 2018 cases - the Masterpiece Cakeshop wedding cake/same-sex wedding case, the Janus union dues case, and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates pregnancy crisis center case -- all involved this question. So do many other matters that are in the news: For instance, the controversy over whether people can be required to use particular pronouns to refer to others is in large measure a controversy about compelled speech. But the law in this area is surprisingly complicated, ambiguous, and unsettled. This panel will consider what the law is, and what the law ought to be."


Prof. Mark L. Rienzi, Professor of Law, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America

Prof. Amanda Shanor, Assistant Professor, Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Los Angeles School of Law

Moderator: Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Click here to watch Rienzi speak at minute 32:50.