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Amy Werbel

Authors Share Excerpts on Free Speech: Amy Werbel and Lust on Trial

In Lust on Trial, [Amy] Werbel presents a colorful journey through Comstock’s career that doubles as a new history of post–Civil […]

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Floyd Abrams

Authors Share Excerpts on Free Speech: Floyd Abrams and The Soul of the First Amendment

The Soul of the First Amendment "addresses legal issues from the adoption of the Bill of Rights through recent cases such as Citizens United" - Yale University Press.

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Marjorie Heins

Authors Share Excerpts on Free Speech: Marjorie Heins on Some of its Ironies and Complications

Ironies and Complications of Free Speech, a collection of the best writing from the Free Expression Policy Project (2001-2017), covers topics that range from loyalty oaths, the Mohammed cartoons, and junk science to the FCC’s censorship of “indecency” on the airwaves, Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl, and copyright battles involving James Joyce, Tennessee Williams, and Google’s attempt to ban the use of its name as a verb. Through its stories of events and controversies, the book provides a primer on a range of tricky First Amendment issues.

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Authors Share Excerpts on Free Speech

We explore First Amendment topics with leading authors by engaging with their recent First Amendment writings: Catherine J. Ross, Amy Gajda, Erwin Chemerinsky, Howard Gillman, Floyd Abrams, Charles Slack and Thomas Healy.

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Authors Share Excerpts on Free Speech: Catherine J. Ross and Lessons in Censorship

Ross’s book “highlights the troubling and growing tendency of schools to clamp down on off-campus speech such as texting and […]

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