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Henry Ford's War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech

Victoria Saker Woeste, author and research professor, American Bar Foundation

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

What is the relationship between the right to free speech and self-expression under the First Amendment and the government’s authority to limit speech it deems “hateful”? What is the relationship between hate speech that is directed at an individual and speech that targets the group to which that individual belongs, and how have those relationships evolved during the past century?

In these presentations about her book, Henry Ford’s War on Jews and the Legal Battle Against Hate Speech, Victoria Saker Woeste examines these and other questions in the context of a lawsuit that made national headlines in 1927.

Co-hosted by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, ASU Hillel and the Jewish Law Students Association.

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004