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July Monthly Luncheon - Je suis Charlie (Hebdo): extremist threats to First Amendment freedoms

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Freedom of speech. This is something we learned about in school and see take place in our daily lives. This is also something we have witnessed be challenged by extremists such as the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris and the recent shooting in Garland, Texas. We hope you will join us as David A. Furlow, Executive Editor of The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Journal and Trustee of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society discusses this timely topic.

 

Speaker: David A. Furlow, Executive Editor, The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Journal
Speaker David A. Furlow, Executive Editor, The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Journal
David Furlow is a former Assistant District Attorney, the former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Media, Defamation, and Privacy Committee, an appellate specialist board-certified since 1989, and a trial lawyer who has litigated some of the State’s most important First Amendment cases: DuBose v. Meyerland Community Improvement Association in ...

David Furlow is a former Assistant District Attorney, the former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Media, Defamation, and Privacy Committee, an appellate specialist board-certified since 1989, and a trial lawyer who has litigated some of the State’s most important First Amendment cases: DuBose v. Meyerland Community Improvement Association in 1994, securing the right of homeowners to place a presidential-candidate or other political sign in the front yard; Cotham v. Garza, in 1995, striking down the last Jim Crow law in the Texas Election Code and vindicating voters’ right to bring a newspaper editorial or a League of Women into a voting booth; the Pruett v. Harris County Bail Bond Board cases in the Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court, securing the right of defense attorneys, bondsmen and citizens ways to post bail bonds to avoid jail; and City of Houston v. American Traffic Solutions, reversing Judge Lynn Hughes in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to vindicate the Kubosh family’s November 10, 2010 election victory banning Red Light Cameras.


Born in Houston, with a wife and three children, David has served as Executive Editor of The Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Journal since 2011, where he re-examines Texas history through the lens of the law four times a year. David worked as a script consultant and talking-head expert on Roman and Celtic warfare in the History Channel’s first 2-hour documentary, Warrior Queen Boudicca, about a revolt against the Roman Empire in 60 AD. In recent years, David has presented programs about American law, history and archaeology at conferences in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, and all across Texas. Never one to shy away from controversy, David recently presented the program “The King James Bible and the History of School Prayer Litigation in Texas” at the Texas State Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi.


 

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Organizer Kelly Lawrence, Programs Chair

When?

Wed, July 8, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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Where?

Houston Racquet Club
10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024