Date/Time: Friday, February 24, 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. ET
Location: HYBRID: In-Person: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800; Virtual: Link to follow

Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual
SCOTUS Content Moderation/Section 230 Cases


  • Luis Zambrano Ramos, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Lanora C. Pettit, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Texas Attorney General
  • Jess Miers, Legal Advocacy Counsel, Chamber of Progress
  • Jonathan Cohen, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (moderator)

Description: The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing cases in February that could disrupt how online platforms moderate content and thus could affect how people interact with the internet.  In Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh, the Court will decide whether platforms should be held liable for hosting and recommending terrorist content, with cases on the constitutionality of state laws dictating certain content moderation practices also on the horizon.  These are matters of first impression for the Court and it seems clear that any changes in law will have implications for companies that handle user content throughout the internet ecosystem.  On February  24th, in the wake of oral arguments before the Court, the FCBA’s Emerging Issues in Tech and Judicial Practice Committees will host a Lunch and Learn brownbag lunch featuring expert speakers who will drill down primarily on the Section 230 issues to be decided in Gonzalez v. Google and on the impact the Court’s decision could have on online speech.

UPDATE: Online registration is closed.  Please contact Janeen Wynn ( if you wish to attend virtually.

Cookies and soft drinks will be provided for those attending in person, and this program is free to all registrants, including non-FCBA members.