In our latest episode of the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at the contours of free speech, hate speech, censorship and the First Amendment. Can and should hate speech be shut down? Can and should the president block followers on Twitter? Who gets to decide what speech is allowed?

We have a fascinating discussion with two experts in the First Amendment:

Eugene Volokh, founder and co-author of the popular blog, The Volokh Conspiracy, and professor at UCLA School of Law, where he teaches free speech law, tort law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law, and supervises a First Amendment amicus brief clinic. Before coming to UCLA, he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and for 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski.

Robert A. Bertsche, media and First Amendment lawyer and partner with the Boston firm Prince Lobel Tye, LLP, where he offers counseling and litigation services to clients throughout the United States, including magazines, newspapers, book publishers, broadcasters, website operators, bloggers, filmmakers, and advertising and public relations agencies.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.