First Amendment Week 2014

Featured Keynote: Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett

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All amendments to the U.S. Constitution are significant. Many represent historical moments of utmost importance for our country. Some amendments have changed the social atmosphere of the U.S. for years to come, like bringing about the end of slavery and recognizing the right for women to vot…

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“Everyone is offended. Everyone is offensive,” said Jon Lovett during Tuesday night’s keynote speech in Burns Back Court.

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Everyone on campus will have the opportunity to work toward real change as part of First Amendment Week with the first-ever Petition Wall, located at the Lair Marketplace patio today at Convo. 

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This year’s First Amendment Week keynote speaker can relate to many of the LMU community’s varied interests. Having worked in the White House, created his own TV show and worked in comedy, all by the age of 30, Jon Lovett will be speaking about the importance of the First Amendment and its r…

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In contemporary America, our First Amendment is challenged every day. Examples are everywhere: a 2019 Gallup poll showed trust in the media at a dismal 41%, the White House barred journalists from press conferences, athletes are banned from protesting and universities struggle to invite cont…