The three Cleveland-Marshall College of Law teams that are competing in the Thurgood Marshall Moot Court Competition will present oral arguments. The problem is based on the current controversy surrounding National Football League (NFL) players kneeling during the National Anthem. In the problem, a player is fined by the NFL after he refused to stand for the National Anthem. The failure to stand violated the League’s policy that prohibited players from kneeling during the National Anthem. The player and the National Football Players’ Association challenge the validity of the policy based upon the protections provided by the First Amendment. The NFL countered that the First Amendment does not protect the act of kneeling during the Anthem. The League also argued that it could restrict First Amendment rights to minimize disruption and preserve revenue.
The Distinguished Judges:
Honorable Anita Laster Mays
Ohio 8th District Court of Appeals
Honorable David A. Ruiz
United States Magistrate Judge, Northern District of Ohio
Honorable William F. B. Vodrey
Magistrate of Cleveland Municipal Court
Attendence is free of charge and open to the public.
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CLE credit: 1.5 hours
Category: CLE Programs, General, Student