‘Law Dork’ Chris Geidner to discuss First Amendment cases, cameras in Trump trial and Justice Clarence Thomas

Law Dork with Chris Geidner
Logo of Law Dork with Chris Geidner, a Substack newsletter

Award-winning Supreme Court and legal journalist Chris Geidner will discuss key First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court in a virtual program on Dec. 7 (rescheduled from October).

The program will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 7, by the East Tennessee Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Zoom link to join the free program on Thursday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85126227640

The event will also be livestreamed on the chapter’s Facebook page. (Participants on Zoom will be able to ask questions via the chat box.)

Chris Geidner
Chris Geidner

Geidner, a lawyer as well as a journalist, will cover First Amendment cases before the Supreme Court this term, cameras in the courts re: Trump trial in D.C., Justice Thomas and his quest to overturn Times v. Sullivan and how Law Dork with Chris Geidner came into existence.

Geidner is an award-winning journalist and columnist who has been writing about legal issues for two decades. While in law school at Ohio State, he founded the blog, Law Dork with Chris Geidner.

Now a newsletter and news site on Substack, it has grown to more than 23,000 subscribers and has established itself as a go-to source for in-depth legal reporting and analysis from the Supreme Court to trial courts.

He describes the site as providing “independent, reader-supported legal and political journalism that seeks to hold government and other public officials accountable.”

His work also includes widely recognized coverage of LGBTQ issues, the criminal legal system and other complex legal and political questions.

Geidner previously worked as the Supreme Court correspondent and legal editor at BuzzFeed News, as well as for The Appeal and Metro Weekly.