Friend of the Court
On the Front Lines with the First Amendment
By Floyd Abrams
(Yale University Press, Hardcover, 9780300190878, 488pp.)
Publication Date: May 13, 2013
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America's preeminent First Amendment lawyer speaks out on the most controversial free-speech issues of our time
Floyd Abrams is a partner in the law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and for some forty years has litigated high-profile First Amendment cases. He has taught law at Columbia School of Journalism, Yale Law School, and Columbia Law School, and he is the author of Speaking Freely: Trials of the First Amendment. He lives in New York City.
“Vigorous, principled defenses of freedom of expression from a long career in the legal trenches.”—Kirkus Reviews
“In his long career, Abrams has been involved in most of the major cases challenging and defining free speech, from the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United to WikiLeaks. In this highly accessible collection, . . . Abrams explores the landscape of free-speech issues in the U.S. during the past 50 years.”—Booklist