During the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Annual Meeting, Jackson Walker partner Chip Babcock spoke with journalist David Gregory, a previous moderator of NBC News’ Meet the Press, about fake news, public confidence in the media, and freedom of speech in America. During the interview, Chip stated:
“Section 129 of the Soviet Union’s constitution had a freedom of press and freedom of speech clause in it that was pretty similar to ours. The difference is that we have people who stand up for free speech, protect it, litigate it, and we have judges who are willing to enforce the First Amendment and give vitality to free speech and free press in this country. That distinguishes us from virtually every other society that has ever existed.”
The full Q&A was featured in the Winter 2022 edition of The Journal, published by ACTL.
Houston partner Charles L. Babcock is a nationally recognized trial and appellate attorney. Chip’s practice experience includes bet-the-company litigation, First Amendment litigation, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, government investigations, media litigation, and appellate litigation. In addition to receiving the Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, Chip has been named a “25 Greatest Texas Lawyer of the Past Quarter Century” by Texas Lawyer and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.