Law and Legal

"Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains"

William Bennett Turner

About the Program

William Bennett Turner examines American's relationship with the First Amendment through numerous court cases that have shaped the country's current understandings of free speech.  Mr. Turner, a former lawyer who has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, looks at the dichotomy between freedom of speech and popular values in cases that range from Jehovah's Witnesses rights to proselytize to pornographer Larry Flynt's obscenity charges.   William Bennett Turner speaks at The Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning at San Francisco University. 

About the Authors

William Bennett Turner

William Bennett Turner practiced law for forty-five years and argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.  He has lectured on the First Amendment at the University of California, Berkeley. 


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"Figures of Speech: First Amendment Heroes and Villains"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, September 11th at 5:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, August 6th at 9am (ET)
  • Sunday, July 31st at 1pm (ET)
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