Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 4, 2006 - Political Science - 352 pages
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The rights guaranteed in the First Amendment—including freedom of expression—are among the fundamental touchstones of our democracy. In Speaking Freely, Floyd Abrams, who for over thirty years has been our most eloquent and respected advocate for uncensored expression, recounts some of the major cases of his remarkable career—landmark trials and Supreme Court arguments that have involved key First Amendment protections.With adversaries as diverse as Richard Nixon and Wayne Newton and allies as unlikely as Kenneth Starr, Abrams takes readers behind the scenes to explain his strategies, the ramifications of each decision, and its long-term significance, presenting a clear and compelling look at the law in action.


  

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User Review  - DeaconBernie - LibraryThing

I read this book for a specific purpose: to clarify President Obama's comments in his January 2010 State of the Union speech. Mr Abrams took me through a number of cases in which he was involved ... Read full review

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User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Interesting behind-the-scenes memoir of a die-hard first amendment defender that is a worthwhile read for anyone who would like to know how some of the most important free speech cases were argued and decided. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
SPEAKING FREELY
CHAPTER I
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER III
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VI
CHAPTER VII
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER IX
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Floyd Abrams is a partner at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel in New York City. Described by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan as the “most significant First Amendment lawyer of our age,” Abrams is currently the William J. Brennan Visiting Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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