Friend Of The Court: On The Front Lines With The First Amendment

Paperback | June 24, 2014

byFloyd Abrams

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America's preeminent First Amendment lawyer speaks out on the most controversial free-speech issues of our time

Since 1971, when the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the New York Times and furious debate over First Amendment rights ensued, free-speech cases have emerged in rapid succession. Floyd Abrams has been on the front lines of nearly every one of these major cases, which is also to say that, more than any other person, he has forged this country’s legal understanding of free speech. Litigating everything from national-security and prior-restraint issues to controversies concerning the law of libel and attempts by local officials to censor art, Abrams has worked devotedly to protect the First Amendment, the “crown jewel” of America’s Constitution.
 
This collection of Abrams’s writings gathers speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career. The writings illuminate topics of ongoing import: WikiLeaks, the correctness of the Citizens United case, journalist shield laws, and, not least, the responsibilities of the press. An exceptional writer and a brilliant thinker, Abrams offers a unique perspective on the First Amendment and the unparalleled rights it confers.

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America's preeminent First Amendment lawyer speaks out on the most controversial free-speech issues of our time Since 1971, when the Pentagon Papers were leaked to the New York Times and furious debate over First Amendment rights ensued, free-speech cases have emerged in rapid succession. Floyd Abrams has been on the front lines of nea...

Floyd Abrams, a partner in the law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reinde, has taught at Columbia School of Journalism, Yale Law School, and Columbia Law School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:488 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.31 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300205635

ISBN - 13:9780300205633

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