PLF’s Wen Fa to speak at America’s Future Foundation event in D.C.
Please join us at 6 p.m. this Friday at Hawk and Dove. The address is 329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington DC 20003.
This will be a casual event in which I will give a short presentation and answer questions about the case to AFF member and other attendees. If you’re in the area, please come drink a few beers, meet a few people, and learn about an exciting First Amendment case now pending at the Supreme Court. In addition to the event this Friday, there will another (more formal) presentation about this case in early February.
(This blog post is cross-posted at Fa on First).
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