From the Pentagon Papers to Citizens United, Floyd Abrams has litigated the most controversial and compelling First Amendment cases to appear before the court in recent years.
His memoir, Friend of the Court: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment, is a compilation of the most compelling speeches and writings from across those years, including articles Abrams has written for the New York Times and testimony he delivered before congressional committees.
Abrams talked about the challenges of defining free speech and his most memorable cases during an intimate conversation at the National Constitution Center with our President and CEO, Jeffrey Rosen.
You can watch video of the event in the player below or click here to watch on YouTube:
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