Course DescriptionThe 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.
- Jeremy D.
- James S.
Meet the Lecturer(s)
Lawrence G. Walters heads up Walters Law Group, www.firstamendment.com, 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. He maintains a nationwide practice representing the online entertainment industry and other media outlets. He has practiced law for over 30 years and is often consulted as a national expert on legal issues pertaining to free speech and the Internet. Mr. Walters has been involved in several U.S. Supreme Court cases dealing with First Amendment issues. He regularly contributes to television news programs on networks such as NBC, ABC, PBS, BBC, CBC, FNC, MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN. During his career, Mr. Walters has served as the past president and national chairman of the First Amendment Lawyers Association, a Law Studies professor at the University of Central Florida, and a Director of his local Bar Association and Chamber of Commerce. He has published numerous law review articles and book chapters and is a frequent CLE presenter. His awards include Media Lawyer of the Year, First amendment Lawyer of the Year, and recognition as a Superlawyer in 2020 and 2021.