Review Past Event: First Amendment Webinar
Originally Held: March 12, 2020
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Many Americans think that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution affords them unlimited rights to say what they want, how they want and when they want.
However, the First Amendment does allow governmental entities to place restrictions on the manner speech is conveyed in certain situations. Understanding what the First Amendment allows a speaker to say – and what it allows the government to restrict – is a public servant’s first line of defense.
This webinar, which was designed to benefit public officials, employees, public safety officers and their insurance providers, explored in detail the following topics:
- The rights of speakers at public meetings
- The rights of officials/municipalities to control speech at public meetings
- Use of profanity with law enforcement and in public places
- Free speech issues at polling places
This webinar was designed to benefit public officials, employees, public safety officers and public-sector insurance providers.