Jun 30, 2009
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On Light Through, Episode 63: Sonia Sotomayor vs. the First Amendment: An
Interview with Avery and Lauren Doninger. The First
Amendment has almost never been under greater fire.
Broadcasters are being fined record amounts and the FCC and
Congress are calling out for more. Students are being
taught the wrong lessons about freedom of expression in some of our
schools, and courts are supporting these schools. One of
those cases - involving a 16-year old high school student, Avery
Doninger - made its way to the Second Circuit Appeals Court, where
Sonia Sotomayor and two colleague justices supported the
school. Judge Sotomayor now seems likely to be
confirmed by the US Senate to serve a lifetime position on the
United States Supreme Court.
In this special episode of Light On Light Through, I interview Avery Doninger and her mother, Lauren Doninger. You can hear in their own voices what was at stake in Avery's case - what the case was all about - and their reaction to the adverse decision of the Sotomayor court. The case may well reach the U.S. Supreme Court...
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