The right to protest is supposed to be a bedrock of American democracy. But are “free speech” zones and aggressive law enforcement tactics treading on the rights of protesters? We explore the the balance between free speech and security.


  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard Attorney, Partnership for Civil Justice; Co-chair, National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee
  • Lenny Bandy Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Pennsylvania State Police
  • Eugene O'Donnell Lecturer, Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Jamin Raskin Member, Maryland State Senate (D- Dist. 20 Montgomery County); and Professor of Law, American University's Washington College of Law

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