August 10, 2005

Reading List: Speaking Freely by Floyd Abrams

If you read just one book on media law this year, make it Speaking Freely, by Floyd Abrams. In addition to being an entertaining and enlightening look inside some of the highest profile media and First Amendment cases of that past 35 years--including the Pentagon Papers, Wayne Newton's libel case against NBC, the Brooklyn Museum of Art case, and the case challenging McCain-Feingold-- this book, by the country's widely-acknowledged dean of First Amendment litigation, serves as a good primer for those not versed in First Amendment and media law, and as a refresher for those already familiar with the law.

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