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Friend of the court : on the front lines with the First Amendment

Author: Floyd Abrams
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
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This collection of Abrams' 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abrams, Floyd.
Friend of the court.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012047962
(OCoLC)816029726
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Floyd Abrams
ISBN: 9780300195033 0300195036 1299608132 9781299608139
OCLC Number: 844434376
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 473 pages)
Contents: The vice of censorship : State censorship ; The First Amendment, under fire from the left: debating Catharine MacKinnon ; On fleeting expletives ; Free trade in ideas ; The Brooklyn Museum case ; A worthy tradition: the scholar and the First Amendment ; Reticence repealed? ; The First Amendment and the ACLU --
The United States and the world : The right to know ; Defending the British press ; Through the looking glass ; The U.S. First Amendment tradition and Article 19 ; Our American hate speech law ; Looking abroad for law --
The First Amendment and national security : The Pentagon Papers a decade later ; The Pentagon Papers after four decades ; Big Brother's here and-alas-we embrace him ; The First Amendment and the war against terrorism ; Freedom in especially perilous times --
Presidents vs. the First Amendment : Theodore Roosevelt and the press ; The new effort to control information: the Reagan administration ; Clinton vs. the First Amendment ; Not so free speech in the Bush administration --
On libel and privacy : On libel ; Sullivan in the yeart 2000: will it-should it-survive? Be careful what you sue for ; Warren and Brandeis: what about the First Amendment? --
Copyright woes : Oral argument on behalf of the Nation decision --
The First Amendment and copyright --
Amending the Copyright Act --
Theft is theft, even online --
Confidential sources : Protecting confidential sources ; Even Mozambique wouldn't jail them, but the U.S. might ; Adopt a federal shield law ; History, journalists and the law in the new century --
Citizens United : Congress turns political speech into a crime ; Excerpts from Citizens United amicus curiae brief of Senator Mitch McConnell ; Citizens United and its critics ; Citizens United and the Brennan Center ; Debating Citizens United with Burt Neuborne ; The devastating decision: an exchange with Ronald Dworkin ; Serious evil, serious injury and Citizens United: interview with Richard Heffner --
Assessing the press : In defense of that biased, ignorant, rapacious arrogant knee-jerk irresponsible press ; The Fisrt Amendment and its protectors ; Judging the press ; Battles not worth fighting ; On the new America ; On Bill and Monica ; Why WikiLeaks is unlike the Pentagon Papers ; Don't cry for Julian Assange ; On WikiLeaks --
Reflections : First Amendment near-absolutism ; Serious injury, serious evil and the First Amendment ; On thinking about the First Amendment and the Internet ; Look who's trashing the Fisrt Amendment ; Look who's trashing the First Amendment : Interview with Richard Heffner ; Speech and power: is First Amendment absolutism obsolete? ; First Amendment deserves more than fleeting friends.
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