Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
SPEAKING FREELY: Trials of the First AmendmentUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An up-close-and-personal account of the last 50 years in First Amendment law.Abrams, a leading First Amendment attorney, focuses on nine cases that were central both to his career and to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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