Judd Stone

The Alaska Lawyers Chapter is hosting a talk by veteran Supreme Court attorney and former Texas Solicitor General Judd Stone.

Stone, who has argued no less than eight cases before the high court, will give a talk on Dec. 14 in Anchorage titled, “Social Media and the First Amendment at the U.S. Supreme Court.”

The talk begins at 12 p.m. at the Petroleum Club of Anchorage (3301  C. Street).

In 2021, both Florida and Texas enacted legislation to curtail viewpoint discrimination on social media platforms.  The Texas law was upheld in the Fifth Circuit, whereas the Florida law was struck down in the 11th Circuit.  The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review both cases.  At issue is whether the First Amendment prohibits individual states from restricting social media firms from engaging in editorial choices about whether, and how, to publish and disseminate speech.

Stone, who has argued multiple cases before the US Supreme Court, successfully defended the Texas law (HB20) before the Fifth Circuit.  He will share insightful analysis about the issues arising from social media content moderation and how the Court might decide the cases.

The talk is open to the public. The cost is $10 for Alaska Lawyers Chapter members and $20 for non-members. Lunch is provided.

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Veteran Supreme Court lawyer headed to Alaska to talk about free speech and social media cases

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Mark Regan says:

    The “Alaska Lawyers Chapter” is a chapter of the Federalist Society. Why didn’t you say that in the article?

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    Yes, we agree. As soon as we read a lawyer chapter we were cynical.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    This would be interesting to attend and hear what is brought up. Maybe wear my repeal rank choice voting button! Lol