Gavel and Themis statue in the court library
Gavel and Themis statue in the court library.

Law’s Cassandra Burke Robertson discussed First Amendment concerns regarding the Astroworld disaster documentary

Documentary on Astroworld tragedy set for release, director defends film despite lawyers’ concerns

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Associated Press: Cassandra Burke Robertson, the John Deaver Drinko-BakerHostetler Professor of Law and director of the Center for Professional Ethics, cited First Amendment concerns as a likely reason why a judge would dismiss a lawsuit to keep a documentary about the Astroworld tragedy—a concert at which 10 attendees were trampled to death—from being released. “I think the public interest here in exploring what happened and avoiding similar tragedies in the future, that’s a really big interest,” Robertson said. “That is likely to outweigh the interests of the particular outcome of the particular lawsuit.”