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From the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks

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April 24, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Room 290

From the Pentagon Papers to the First Amendment

w/ Floyd Abrams

In the fifty years that America’s preeminent  First Amendment attorney, Floyd Abrams, has practiced law, varying challenges to freedom of expression have emerged in rapid succession. From his involvement in the Pentagon Papers Case in 1971 to his still more controversial involvement in the Citizens United case of just a few years ago, Floyd Abrams has been in the front lines of virtually every significant First Amendment case and debate about the meaning of that “crown jewel” of the American Constitution. In his speech, he will draw upon issues in his new book Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment. The evening is sponsored by the Carlos Kelley McClatchy Fund, the Department of Communication and Stanford Law School.

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