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Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment

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Offers a perspective on the First Amendment and the protection it provides, from a lawyer who has litigated everything from national-security and prior-restraint issues to libel and censorship.

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Offers a perspective on the First Amendment and the protection it provides, from a lawyer who has litigated everything from national-security and prior-restraint issues to libel and censorship.

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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Number of Pages: 473
Original Languages: English
Author: Abrams, Floyd
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Publication Date: June, 2013
ISBN-13: 9780300190878
Digital Video Formats: Hardcover
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.50 x 1.50 IN
ISBN-10: 0300190875
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