CLE CoursesConstitutional Restrictions on Erotic Speech Under the First Amendment

Constitutional Restrictions on Erotic Speech Under the First Amendment

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WA[Eligible for 1.00] — Must self-apply for credit.

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56 Minutes

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Course Description

The First Amendment and sexually oriented speech have had had a long and complicated history in the United States. In this program, First Amendment attorney Larry Walters discusses the evolution of constitutional protection over erotic media and brings viewers up to date on the current state of the law. Topics covered include: Presumption of Protection, Past and Modern tests for Obscenity, Erotic Media and the Digital Age, Issues Regarding Minors, the Chilling Effect of Censorship, and more.

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Lawrence G. Walters

Lawrence G. Walters

Lawrence G. Walters heads up the Walters Law Group,, an ‘AV’ rated (preeminent) law firm concentrating in First Amendment, Internet, Intellectual Property and Gaming law. Mr. Walters is an accomplished civil rights advocate, a widely-published author, and a well-known public speaker. His client reviews and peer endorsements can be found here. He frequently represents the online entertainment community, as well as other more traditional industries. He has practiced law for over 27 years, and is often consulted as a national expert on legal issues pertaining to Free Speech and the Internet. He regularly contributes to television news programs on networks such as NBC, ABC, PBS, BBC, CBC, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN. His high profile cases are often followed by the print and online media, having been covered in such publications as the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired Magazine, Business 2.0, Playboy, ABA Journal, St. Petersburg Times, Orlando Sentinel, etc. Mr. Walters is a frequent lecturer on Free Speech issues, and has presented seminars across the country on Internet law, Gaming law and the First Amendment. One of his speeches dealing with the First Amendment and Terrorism, was published in the Representative American Speeches of 2003, along with those of former President George W. Bush, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, and Sen. Hillary Clinton. He regularly publishes articles of interest to webmasters on countless websites and magazines, including legal updates directed at specific industries. His website,, which has been in operation for over 15 years, and is recognized as a global resource for Internet and Constitutional law issues. The firm operates the Web Law Network, an umbrella resource site providing legal information on a variety of Internet law fields. His blog can be found at Over the years, Mr. Walters has published several law review articles on Free Speech issues and Gaming law, along with abook chapter on the First Amendment protections of commercial speech.